[Samba] Problem with Samba on Solaris 2.6

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Tue Oct 22 14:18:04 GMT 2002

It is only "visible" if you have a SunSolve account. Unfortunately, the
access won't help you all that much. The solution is to rebuild samba with
spin locks (i.e. with the --with-spinlocks configuration option). From a
letter from Jeremy to the Sun rep that is quoted in the Bug report

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 04:42:36PM +0100, Andy Bowers wrote:
> Hello,
>     is it valid to rebuild samba with spin locks instead for solaris ?

Yes this will work, but is not a production solution. The problem
is spinlocks are user level, and if an smbd goes down holding
one we're screwed. There's also no way to prevent an unfortunate
kill -9 at the wrong time.


So there is no real "Solaris fix", unfortunately.

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 jra at dp.samba.org wrote:

> Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 20:39:34 +0000
> From: jra at dp.samba.org
> To: Richard Davies <richard at brecon.co.uk>
> Cc: Walter Mautner <rentuam_retlaw at hotmail.com>, samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Problem with Samba on Solaris 2.6
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 09:37:00PM +0100, Richard Davies wrote:
> > Hi Jeremy
> >
> >
> > Sure this the correct bug id for solaris 2.6 as I can't find any
> > reference to it on the sun web site?
> According to an earlier mail this is correct. It's the fix for Solaris
> fcntl scaling problems.
> Jeremy.
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