[Samba] Re: Samba logs fill up disk with inotify errors, smbd 100% CPU

Stephane Carre 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:
>   http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=655504
>   https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463372
> 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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