[Samba] Too many open files error. Help!!!
gary at edisoninfo.com
Tue May 8 16:06:16 GMT 2007
have a 3.0.24 system running on CentOS 4.4 with all the latest patches
and upgrades. However this problem started several samba versions ago
and upgrading up to 3.0.24 has not helped. I have Googled for hours and
found lots of the same request to absolutely no responses or help.
Please, if anyone can shed some light on this???
The system is setup as the PDC and sharing the typical home, public,
sys, folders. I am using tdbsam backend. Login scripts map the drives
for each user when they login. There are only 25 workstations. Mostly XP
Pro, 4 or 5 Win2k boxes and I believe 1 Win98 box left. There is also a
Windows 2K server that is just a domain member server running MS SQL.
That is all.
Everything runs fine for awhile (sometimes weeks, and sometimes only a
day or two) and then all of a sudden, nobody can connect. They can all
login fine, but can not access any of the shares. The error messages in
the /var/log/samba/xxxx.log files all show "too many files open". I just
log everyone out, stop and start samba, and everyone logs back in just
fine. I do not even have to reboot the box. Tho I have tried that and it
made to difference in how long it lasts before breaking again.
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