[Samba] alloc_sub_basic: NULL source string!

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Mar 24 15:09:51 GMT 2004

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On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Jeff Umbach wrote:

> Starting three days ago I have found over 4,000 of these error messages
> in my messages log.
> Mar 5 15:49:48 fs3 smbd[13785]:  alloc_sub_basic: NULL source string!
> This should not happen
> Nothing has been changed on the samba config in over a week and that
> change was about the spin lock time setting.  The server is RedHat ES 3
> running Samba 3.0.2.  The client machines are a mix of Win98 and WinXP
> Pro on a domain with Samba as the PDC.
> The only effect I have seen on client machines is that one WinXP Pro box
> once took several minutes to log in and load it's roaming profile from
> the server.

Unless you can grab a higher debug log that gives some context to the 
errors, there's not a lot we can do with this one.

cheers, jerry
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