[Samba] Re: Samba 3.0.25b on centos 5.1 a lot of signal 11 very unstable!!!

John Mazza maz at maznets.com
Tue May 27 19:22:15 GMT 2008

I've found that if I delete anything from a roaming profile on the client-side, I need to delete the server-side 
copy entirely, then log out to save a new roaming profile.  

On Tue, 27 May 2008 18:29:34 +0000 (UTC), Avery Payne wrote:

>On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:12:53 -0800, Alberto Moreno wrote:

>>     The only problem is this new server, i read about some changes
>> with samba 3.0.25b and oldest version, since we add this server to the
>> domain we had been having problems, we enable the roaming profile to our
>> windows clients, but some times the server doesn't update the user
>> profile, on other situations we lost the profile, example firefox
>> settings, or if  the user update some excel file next day appear with no
>> changes.

>Roaming profiles are just problematic, even on native Windows servers.  I 
>have seen several roaming profiles implode on WinXP client boxes.  I've 
>also seen bad behavior with Win2k client/server setups as well.  Symptoms 
>include the client creating new profiles, ignoring existing profiles, or 
>dialogs indicating profile corruption.

>>    We have almost 3GB of core dumps since we setup samba inside
>> winbind folder, look this is my smb.conf file:

>[ lots of stuff snipped out ]

>> > lib/fault.c:dump_core(181) dumping core in /var/log/samba/cores/

>[ even more stuff snipped out]

>> [0x645c97] #19 winbindd [0x6443f2] #20 winbindd [0x615368] #21
>> winbindd(main+0x94d) [0x615dbd] #22 /lib/libc.so.6(__
>> libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x21fdec] #23 winbindd [0x614061] : 13 Time(s)

>> ------------------------------
>> Hope this info give some point to start debugging this problem, does
>> someone see what is causing the problem? Thanks all for your time, if u
>> need more info please let me know, thanks!!!

>I'm no Samba or programming expert, but that last line looks like a libc 
>segfault.  Sig 11 errors a long time ago used to implicate RAM issues, 
>usually due to bad contacts or faulty RAM chips.    This may sound silly 
>but try powering down the machine, unseating and reseating all of your 
>RAM.  If it continues, try reducing the RAM and see if the issue goes 
>away (due to a bad RAM stick).  Just my .02 cents.

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