[Samba] Re: Cannot start samba

Vincent.Badier at alcatel.fr Vincent.Badier at alcatel.fr
Thu Sep 25 09:00:52 GMT 2003

>> Does the /usr/local/samba-3.0.0rc4/var/locks/ directory exists? Witch
>yes it does.

Sorry, i didn't read the code enought. The error would not be the same.

>same problem with both...

This is normal, since pid files are handle by samba itself

>Perhaps it's related to my kernel but actually samba 2.2.2 is working...

I don't think so, since the error tell us that pid files can not be locked.

>[2003/09/23 18:27:45, 8] lib/util.c:fcntl_lock(1621)
>fcntl_lock 6 13 0 1 1
>[2003/09/23 18:27:45, 3] lib/util.c:fcntl_lock(1632)
>  fcntl_lock: fcntl lock gave errno 22 (Invalid argument)
>[2003/09/23 18:27:45, 3] lib/util.c:fcntl_lock(1651)
>  fcntl_lock: lock failed at offset 0 count 1 op 13 type 1 (Invalid
>[2003/09/23 18:27:45, 0] lib/pidfile.c:pidfile_create(97)
>  ERROR: nmbd : fcntl lock of file
>/usr/local/samba-3.0.0rc4/var/locks/nmbd.pid failed. Error was Invalid

I think the error is reported by the fcntl() system call. I don't know
about the reason. "Invalid argument" seems not to be related to a problem
on the file system, nor the kernel ressources. However, i never saw this
error on my own servers, so this sould not be a bad argument passing to the

This error thus astonishes me much and i'm also insterested by the real


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