[Samba] smbd Crash

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Oct 5 08:58:22 MDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 04:42:00PM +0200, Bruno MACADRE wrote:
> I've got :
> 	panic action = /bin/sleep 999999999
> I don't know why in samba 3.4.2 the new default for panic action is
> /bin/sleep 999999999 but if i do a simple calcul, this means that my
> server sleep during 31 years when a crash appears !!!!!!!!
> 31 years... it's long, so i'm going to activate a REAL panic action in
> my smb.conf !!

We choose this default only if you compile with
--enable-developer=yes. It is intended for developers which
want to attach to the crashed process with gdb.

> This can't resolv neither my ldapsam problem (bug #6771) nor my smbd
> crash when mounting some CIFS under linux (and even nor my problem of
> broken compilation over CIFS share), but i think my would be more
> efficient without sleeping 31 years !!

For the cifs mounting crash Jeremy Allison probably has a
fix. This just sounds too similar to bug #6776.

For #6771: You might want to look at "ldapsam:editposix=yes".

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