[Samba] file context menu takes for ever with 3.0.6, both sernet and suse

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Mon Sep 6 21:39:05 GMT 2004


suse 9.0 is running a 2.4.21 kernel
suse deployed security fixes to the kernel.
So use of suse 9.0 after yast update is no security problem.
I had no failure with upgrade samba to version 3.06
( but i had Problems with sernet rpms and cups before )
acting as pdc with packs from here
for compatility reason in this setup i used
the smbpasswd backend, so i cant promise no problems with other backends 
or setups as member server etc,
but for now no problems , i noticed.
For my bigger production systems with ldap i will wait for samba 3.07
this just for Info
As my knowledge suse 9 kernel can be upgraded to 2.6 if desired by suses 
kernel packs
after all a few packs must be upgraded too, which are on the
suse 9.0 cd.
Running suse 9.1 might be a better choice, but it is known for a few 
other bugs/features...? ( no .local zone in dns) kernel bugs with xfs 
etc ) so
a kernel update with yast for suse 9.1 is recommended, too

Suse distros older than 9.0 can be seen as outdated, as i think.

But if you need to use suse 8.1 and 8.2 should be possible kernel 
upgraded to
2.4.21 with packs from here
i did this a few times before and noticed no hard problems
so this is a way to bring older suse distros to a higher kernel level.

Best Regards

Jeremy Allison schrieb:

> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 12:11:00PM -0500, Dragan Krnic wrote:
>>I've tested SerNet's ans SuSE's versions of Samba 3.0.6
>>on a test member server. Joining domain, attaching share
>>all works but if I right-click a file, the context menu
>>takes for ever to pop up. If I select Properties, it
>>takes even longer until the dialog box appears.
>>Right-clicking a directory pops up the context menu
>>without delay and the Properties dialog box also comes
>>fast, but files are very lazy.
>>The smb.conf (as well as the SuSE 8.2) is a clone of 
>>another hardwarewise identical member server's
>>configuration file with only the name of the server
>>changed accordingly. The problem does not occur with
>>samba 3.0.4.
>>What's wrong?
> What kernel is SuSE8.2 running ? If it's a 2.4.20 or
> similar kernel try turning off sendfile. We'll disable
> sendfile by default on 2.4.x kernels in the next release,
> we didn't realise it was so widely broken.
> Jeremy.

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