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

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Mon May 30 16:19:13 GMT 2005

On Monday 30 May 2005 07:40, Nathan Vidican 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.

In your smb.conf file [global] section put:

	include = /etc/samba/%u.conf

In the file /etc/samba/'username'.conf put:

	log level = 10


 - John T.

> 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.
> http://www.wmptl.com/

John H Terpstra
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