[Samba] Countless "rec_read bad magic" lines in log.smbd

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon May 7 18:37:27 GMT 2007

On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 02:33:33PM -0400, Michael Lueck wrote:
> One of the servers we admin has countless such errors in log.smbd:
> [2007/05/07 14:17:08, 0] tdb/tdbutil.c:tdb_log(783)
>   tdb(/var/cache/samba/printing/HPLJ3600.tdb): rec_read bad magic 
>   0x443810ec at offset=28412
> The only thread I saw regarding "rec_read" stated:
> <><><><><>
> 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.
> Volker
> <><><><><>
> On this server, all partitions are XFS.
> This is the only printer at this particular site. It is attached to the LAN 
> via an integrated JetDirect interface. Samba talks to CUPS, and from CUPS 
> to the printer.
> So, should I suspect the LAN patch cord?

No, I'd run memcheck on that server :-).


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