[Samba] corruption in the locking tdb, samba panics

Luca Olivetti luca at wetron.es
Mon Mar 7 19:50:50 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 09:57:20AM +0100, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>>Luca Olivetti wrote:
>>>I've looked at the changelog for 3.0.11 but I see nothing there 
>>>regarding this problem. I also searched google and I found something 
>>>similar here:
>>>but, alas, no followup or solution.
>>>The new server is running mandrake linux 10.0, samba comes from the 
>>>updates rpms (3.0.10-0.1.100mdk) and it's running kernel 2.4.25 (I 
>>>cannot use 2.6 since this is a proliant server --not my decision-- and 
>>>its closed source hardware monitoring module only works with 2.4).
>>>The server is configured to use ldap for authentication 
>>>(openldap-2.1.25-6mdk) if it matters.
>>I forgot to mention that this happened with win98, windows 2000 and 
>>xp+sp2 clients.
> If the locking database becomes corrupt then Samba will definately crash.

so the log I posted is actually due to a locking database corruption?

> Does this happen every time you restart Samba (the locking databases are
> re-initialised on restart) ? 

I was actually busy trying to see the cause of this and other problems 
after the switch, so I panicked myself and didn't try to restart samba  :-(

> If so, is it repeatable on another machine ?

I'll see if I can setup another test machine

> I don't have any outstanding bugs on the generic tdb or locking database

that's what I saw searching google

> code so I'm looking for another possibility here.

such as? (I mean: there's something I can tune --or that I could have 
badly configured-- either in the operating system or samba?)
Are you aware of any followup to the url I posted with a very similar 


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