[Samba] Re: chdir (/root/tmp) failed - but why is it trying?
gml4410 at gsk.com
Tue Aug 5 08:30:22 GMT 2008
Back in April I posted this. No-one replied.
> I'm seeing this in the log.smbd file for v3.0.28a.
> [2008/04/14 18:29:16, 0] smbd/service.c:set_current_service(184)
> chdir (/root/tmp) failed
> This happens straight after a server startup if I connect to my HOME
> directory (and I'm the only person using the server). It is noted in
> the log (debug level 1) *before* the entry about me connecting to my
> There is no mention of /root (or any tmp) in the config file.
Well - I've found out the reason. On the system in question
(Mandriva2007) TMPDIR is set to ~/tmp on login, and I was starting Samba
from the command line (rather than as a service at boot time). When I
unset TMPDIR in the startup script all is OK.
Not sure why Samba decides to chdir to TMPDIR (or rather, to the result
from tmpdir() in lib/util.c) when being queried for IPC$ (?), which
seems to be what is happening ("real" connexions worked OK - it was just
the behind-the-scenes one that failed). But letting this default to
/tmp lets things roll OK.
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