[Samba] Samba crashes & floods logfiles: "smbd/notify_inotify.c:244(inotify_handler) - No data on inotify fd?!"

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Dec 29 12:43:34 MST 2010

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 07:52:58PM +0200, Tom H. Lautenbacher wrote:
> Since I have set up a Samba PDC-Server (openSUSE 11.2-64bit with
> default package Samba 3.4.3) approx. 8 months ago, I have
> encountered 3 or 4 times a severe crash of Samba.
> What happens is that all over a sudden Samba floods
> /var/log/messages and /var/log/warn with the following message
> (cropped out date/time/servername, etc.):
> smbd[19724]: smbd/notify_inotify.c:244(inotify_handler)
> smbd[19724]: No data on inotify fd?!

As far as I know there's a kernel problem. Try "kernel
change notify = no". The catch is that you won't see the
changes done by Unix process.


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