[Samba] Open files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jul 14 14:56:58 GMT 2006

On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 08:51:48AM -0400, Jack Gostl wrote:
> Hello
> I'm running a Win2K box with a dialogic voice application. The prompt files 
> are on an AIX 5.1 box. By using smbstatus I'm finding that the prompt files 
> aren't closing. The open files build up until the server hits the per 
> process limit, at which point everything falls apart.
> I was running samba 2.07, but I just upgraded to 3.0.23rc3 and I still have 
> the problem.
> I used fuser and lsof to verify that the files were indeed open and owned 
> by samba, so its not something as simple as a misunderstanding of locks.
> The files are being managed by the Dialogic library so it is unlikely to be 
> an application problem, but to double check, I switched to NFS (ugh) and 
> lsof shows no open files. Dialogic (now Intel) of course washes their hands 
> in this, saying it doesn't happen with local files, it can't be there 
> problem. I quesiton that logic since shared files are never quite the same.
> I'm running out of ideas.

Send in a debug level 10 log covering the point you think it should be
closing the files. If an outstanding POSIX lock is held on a file it
can be help open deliberately. To test this try setting "posix locking = no".


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