[Samba] Intermittent process crash serving files
jra at samba.org
Fri May 26 15:43:36 GMT 2006
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 02:50:34PM -0400, Tom Ronayne wrote:
> We have been using SAMBA for file/print servers and domain controllers
> in Windows networks for several years. At one site, we have
> intermittent problems in which the connection to the SAMBA server
> appears to die: i.e., no one can connect to the share, and the Windows
> clients (Terminal Servers and workstations) apparently keep re-trying to
> connect which ultimately locks up those clients.
> They have about 20 or so users, mostly doing MS Office stuff, opening
> one very large MS Access database (around 400 Mb) and using a lot of
> Outlook PST files - some over 1 Gb each. All of this data, as well as
> their roaming profiles, is stored in the 'base' share listed in smb.conf.
> We have noticed in many cases, but not all, that there is an error in
> /var/log/messages indicating that the samba process had an error and
> apparently the process exits. I've included a sample from
> /var/log/messages. In this case, we are using (2) Windows 2000 Terminal
> Servers, as well as one XP workstation. The OS on the SAMBA server is:
> Mandrake (Linux version 2.6.3-7mdk-p3-smp-64GB
> (nplanel at n3.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0
> 3.3.2-6mdk)) #1 SMP Wed Mar 17 15:34:39 CET 2004), and the SAMBA version
> is: 3.0.2a. We also had the same problem using Fedora (Linux version
> 2.6.9-1.667smp (bhcompile at dolly.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.2
> 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 SMP Tue Nov 2 15:09:11 EST 2004) with
> SAMBA 3.0.8pre1-0.pre1.3.
These versions (3.0.2a and 3.0.8 - a *pre* release no less !) are
rather old. Would it be possible to update them to the production
3.0.22 release to see if these problems have already been fixed ?
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