[Samba] Winbind+ldap = core dump

Douglas VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Wed Feb 27 23:21:37 GMT 2008

Robin wrote:
> Hi,
> I use samba 3.0.26a on fedora 8 as a fileserver for a win 2k3 domain.  This
> has worked fine for about 2 months without any problems.  However I came to
> the server 3 days ago and the harddrive was 100% full.  On checking I found
> 60gb of core dumps in the winbind folder.  I did a lot of searching and
> couldnt find anything relevent for this release.  I tried upgrading samba to
> 3.0.28 (fc8 supplied rpm) and this does the same.  The log.winbindd-idmap
> log suggests to me that it has a problem with ldap and empty results, so I
> made a quick script to check for gaps in the ldap records and found that
> several uid and gid numbers were not assigned (ie there was no entry for
> them in ldap, even though there were entries after them).
> Winbind does still mostly work just fails once in about every 10 tries.  I
> believe it fails for both samba and dovecot (pop3/imap mail server).  At the
> moment we are generating about 10gb/hour of core dumps which a cron job is
> keeping cleaned up.  Has anyone got any ideas on this? also is it possible
> to tell samba/winbind not to do core dumps?

enable core files = No

Sorry, can't help with the ldap though.

Regards, Doug

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