[Samba] Samba 3.0.9 doesn't remove printjobs ?

Collins, Kevin KCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Tue Dec 21 15:32:57 GMT 2004

We just upgraded to Samba 3.0.9 (RedHat Enterprise 3 packages) this weekend
and are now seeing similar issues on our workstations.  I do not see any
printing related errors in our logs however.  I do however see these "backed
up print queues" on every workstation.  We run a mix of Windows 2000 (SP4)
and XP Pro (SP2) machines.  So it appears, at least in my case, that it's
/not/ an XP-SP2 only issue.

One other thing to note:

We're in the midst of testing/deploying Debian Sarge servers to replace the
RedHat boxes.  On a whim this morning, I created a print server using one of
my already-in-place Debian machines.  To my amazement, the printer that I
have hanging off of the Debian box does /not/ have this issue.

What's odd about this...both of the print servers are running version 3.0.9.
I've used the supplied distro's packages and not built from source in either
case.  So it appears from my simple tests, that something is different in
the Debian build of Samba that cures this issue.

A couple things that need to be said about this...I've only hung one printer
off of the Debian box.  In addition, I've only had two workstations printing
to it - one XP-SP2 and one W2k-SP4.  So it may very well have something to
do with load or other such factor.  But the problem has not yet appeared
with the Debian package.

I hope that this gives someone on the development team some clue as to the
exact nature of the problem.

I'll be available to answer any questions or fill any need for information
that I can.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: t.pompe at architekt-prinz.at [mailto:t.pompe at architekt-prinz.at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:25 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba 3.0.9 doesn't remove printjobs ?
> Hello!
> I'm using samba with CUPS printing (with raw passthru) for a 
> long time now and it worked very well.
> But after upgrading my samba installation from 3.0.2 to 
> 3.0.9, the printjobs (sent from XP Workstations) aren't 
> removed from the joblist anymore.
> Means: the job is printed correctly, but opening the 
> printqueue on the XP machine still contains the job (not only 
> mine, but jobs from every user who sent one).
> When I now delete them manually, they're gone.
> Since I can't find any remaining SMB or CUPS spool-files, 
> (thought about missing access rights for deletion) I don't 
> know what to look for.
> The only error message I found is: 
> tdb(/var/lib/samba/printing/Kyocera7000.tdb): rec_read bad 
> magic 0xd9fee666 at offset=26084 in /var/log/samba/smbd (but 
> I got this message sometimes before the upgrade too ...)
> Thanks for some hints on that (2) problem(s) Thomas
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