[Samba] Samab 3.0.6 problems

Patrick Ernst patrick at aroaustralia.com
Thu Sep 16 10:29:31 GMT 2004

Thanks to all who replied with assistance for this problem. Adding use 
sendfile = no fixed it beautifully.

best regards

>On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 12:55:11PM +0000, Patrick wrote:
>>Running on a Debian server, 3.0r Sid, 2.4.18 kernel.
>>I recently did an apt-get upgrade which upgraded samba from 3.0.5 to 3.0.6 
>>After this upgrade, access to all shares for all users slowed to a crawl. 
>>It was possible to browse the folders, to 3-4 folders deep but then 
>>Explorer would freeze on the client.Opening files failed. Copying files 
>>locally resulted in corrupt files.
>>Clients included WinXP, Win2K and Linux using samba client.
>>I uninstalled and reconfigured the workgroup with the same results. I back-
>>revved Samab to 3.0.5 with the same smb.conf file and the network is now 
>>running again. 
>>I have noticed a few people post issues with 3.0.6 and I wonder if there is 
>>a bug somewhere? I did run a trace using ethereal - when opening files, 
>>packets just stopped between client and server except for a few keepalives. 
>>The samba logs didn't contain much info for my level of knowledge (debug 
>>level @ 3). 
>>If anyone is interested in identifying a problem, can you propose the debug 
>>level required and if a trace is required. I can install 3.0.6 again for a 
>>while to test.
>I think the sendfile() system call seems to be broken in
>the debian kernel. Try adding "use sendfile = no" to your

Patrick Ernst
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