[Samba] "rec_read bad magic" error when printing... again

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Mar 6 10:01:32 GMT 2007

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 10:02:35AM +0100, Yves Glodt wrote:
> some of my servers regularly come up with this error, which makes printing 
> over samba impossible:
> Mar  6 09:06:44 server smbd[4431]: [2007/03/06 09:06:44, 0] 
> tdb/tdbutil.c:tdb_log(772)
> Mar  6 09:06:44 server smbd[4431]:   
> tdb(/var/cache/samba/printing/printer.tdb): rec_read bad magic 0xd9fee666 at 
> offset=22796

If this really happens often to you, then you have some
basic problems with your setup. Either your hardware is
flaky or your smbd processes tend to crash. If you happen to
use reiserfs for /var/cache/samba you might try to change
that fs to ext3.

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