[Samba] samba 3.4.2-1: ERROR! Out of file structures

Linda Walsh samba at tlinx.org
Thu Nov 26 04:28:43 MST 2009

Justin Piszcz wrote:
> When performing a lot of file I/O on a samba share, I see the following:
> Nov 15 16:01:47 l1 smbd[31472]:   ERROR! Out of file structures 
> Is the proper fix to, e.g.:
> ulimit -n 32768 before starting samba?
> Or is there a samba-specific option that should be used instead?
> Justin.
	I have a 'ditto' here, also running 3.4.2-1 (64-bit).  I've seen 
it with a win7 client -- the client throws an exception claiming it's 
lost the connection to the server when this happens.    I usually have 
to reopen the share it happens on from the root when this happens -- 
it's like it loses it's place in a large tree of files.

	Seems Windows 7 might be using more file descriptors.

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