[Samba] Re: Samba logs fill up disk with inotify errors,
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scarre.lu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 09:59:39 GMT 2009
Günter Kukkukk wrote:
> looks like a buggy kernel. There have been kernel issues with inotify:
> Google will return more results...
> Cheers, Günter
Thanks for the reply.
After more than a week with "notify:inotify = false" in [global], the
problem has not re-appeared. I'll still give it another week, but it
does indeed point to some inotify kernel issue.
Now, I have two options:
1) provided that the latest Ubuntu 8.04 kernel solves the issue, I
update the kernel on the system. This would require stopping and messing
up with the system, which may not be all that safe.
2) I leave "notify:inotify = false" in [global], since that seems to fix
it. However, what risk am I taking ? What does this option do (or what
does it not do ?), and what may be the problem with leaving it that way ?
I'm looking forward to any comments on this !
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