[Samba] Max Print Jobs Problem

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Jul 8 05:11:22 GMT 2003

Just thinking out loud.....
Have you tried other values for max print jobs like 5 or 10 to
see if that works. If 5 or 10 works, how about 1001?
Are you sure it is samba which is doing this? Could the printing software of
the underlying system be responsible. 
Have you messed arounded with the source and recompiled? For example, the
printing.c file has variables which return the max print job number and the
print queue size. Maybe try printing these out and seeing if the max # of
print jobs is really what you specify. Maybe disable the subroutine which
checks for max no of jobs. 

Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 07:49:29PM -0500, Chuck Stuettgen wrote:
> I have setup a dedicated print server running on RH 8 with Samba
> 2.2.5-10 and LPRng-3.8.9-6 to service a HP9000 printer. The print queue
> for this HP9000 gets it print jobs from a Windows server via a script
> and the queue is set to HOLDALL status.  The HOLDALL status is necessary
> because the script runs overnight to produce the print jobs which can
> total anywhere from 500 to 12,000 individual print jobs.
> My problem is that samba defaults to accepting up to 1000 print jobs
> then starts discarding print jobs.
> I have edited smb.conf and added both
> Max Print Jobs = 20000
> Total Print Jobs = 21000
> But it still doesn't work.  Once the queue reaches 1000 print jobs it
> starts deleting print jobs to make room for the newer print jobs being
> created by the script.
> Can anyone give me some advice on what I'm missing..
> -- 
> Chuck Stuettgen <cstuettgen at myrealbox.com>
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