[Samba] Failed to init inotity

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Nov 7 08:43:22 GMT 2008

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 09:34:48AM +0100, Stéphane PURNELLE wrote:
> I my log I have sometimes this message : 
> smbd/notify_inotify.c:inotify_setup(283)  Failed to init inotify - Trop de 
> fichiers ouverts : 2661 Time(s)
> Informations : 
> Samba 3.2.4 (ldap backend and acl support)
> Redhat Enterprise Linux  5.1 (data on XFS FS)
> What's means ?

While I don't speak french I assume that this error message
means something along the lines "too many files open" or so.
If this is the case, you might want to increase the values
in /proc/sys/fs/inotify/*

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