[Samba] Samba-3.0.23c kernel lock problems with new Redhat kernel 2.6.9-42.0.8

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 21:39:31 GMT 2007

If they are working great as PDC's, I wouldn't worry too much. As a file 
server in an Active Directory environment, the Red Hat version of Samba 
on RHEL4 is, in my opinion, unacceptably broken. It's little things like 
file locking not working right and strange other quirks that I can't 
remember off the top of my head.

I'm sure RHEL5 will include updated and better working packages, but I 
wouldn't even think of trying to run an AD integrated file server on 
RHEL4 with stock packages for a production environment. I already tried it.

Eric J. Feldhusen wrote:
> Ole Holm Nielsen wrote:
>>> Looks like a kernel issue to me. Have you reported this to Red Hat ?
>> No, because I run samba-3.0.23c in stead of the RHEL4 Samba 3.0.10
>> which is broken wrt. workgroup master browsers.  Your recent Samba
>> versions solve the problems, but I'm sure Redhat won't accept a bug
>> report when I don't use their Samba code - and they didn't even respond
>> when several people reported the mentioned bug in RHEL's Samba :-(
>> If I should report a kernel lock bug to Redhat, how can I explain that
>> it's Redhat's problem ?
> Just curious, I've seen several references on this list to the RHEL4
> Samba 3.0.10 rpm, with regards to bugs not fixed, patches not applied,
> etc..
> Just how broken is the RHEL4 samba?  I ask since I have 20 Samba PDC's
> on RHEL4.

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