[Samba] Obtaining log level 10 for just specified user(s) (MS Word & Excel File Locking issue - still)

Eric Hines eehines at comcast.net
Mon May 30 13:53:46 GMT 2005

I can't address the Word problem, but have you looked at Excel itself as 
the culprit for the Excel problem?  For instance, is the user able to get 
anything done on his/her Excel spreadsheet before this problem 
occurs?  There is a .xlb file (I don't remember its exact name; I'll have 
to look it up when I go in to work tomorrow) that occasionally gets 
corrupted.  Deleting this file makes Excel work OK, again, and the file is 
regenerated the next time the user opens Excel (and is 
changed/updated/whatever MS feels like doing with this sort of file) every 
time the user opens Excel.

Eric Hines

At 05/30/05 08:40, you wrote:
>Is it possible to make samba produce a log at level 10 for only a specified
>user(s), I am trying (still) to figure out why Samba processes climb to 100%
>CPU and the user loses connection with MS Word & Excel files being locked.
>Have been dealing with this issue for quite some time now, but had to put it
>on the back burner for a while because we had little time to deal with it.
>Apprently only an issue with a few users still, yet unable to isolate
>anything different from them to the user next to them, aside from filenames,
>which are apparently random or not the cause anyhow.
>Gave up on trying to fix it a while back, but having more and more problems
>daily, with 2-3 processes every hour or so climbing to 100% cpu utilization
>and the user being locked out; a simple kill -9 to the process id in
>question, and a new one spawns and the end users good to go... Annoying, but
>at least a work-around we've been able to get by with. I'd like to get some
>debugging logs, but as these servers are being used in production, I need to
>force log level 10 only for specified users (aka ones having the problem).
>Is it possible to do this? Log files hit like 5 megs in a matter of a minute
>or two; can't accept that for every user on the system - and it's a huge hit
>on I/O we don't need to take either :(
>Any suggestions?
>Nathan Vidican
>nvidican at wmptl.com
>Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.
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