[Samba] samba 3.2.6 - Does locking.tdb has a maximum size?

Uri Simchoni uri_simchoni at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 21 11:30:42 GMT 2009



I've noticed that locking.tdb file grows over time. This happened while running the following test:

- delete locking.tdb and restart samba

- connect a linux client using cifs mount

-run the following script on the client:


for i in `seq 1 130000`;do
                echo $i
                echo ===
        KB_rand=$(((RANDOM % 300 + 1)*(1000))
        dd if=/dev/urandom of=/mnt/cifs/files/smallfile$i bs=$KB_rand  count=1

So there's only one client writing many files.


The locking.tdb file grew to 2 megs, at which point space was exhausted (I put the temp files in tmpfs, perhaps a mistake :)).


Is this to be expected? what causes this increase? does it saturate at some point? is it possible to configure it?





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