[Samba] Error message about lock database

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Sep 26 01:36:41 MDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 11:51 +0100, Tony Molloy wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running samba on a fully updated CentOS-6.3 box as a fileserver 
> exporting to Win7 clients.
> samba-3.5.10-125.el6.x86_64
> Anybody got an idea what is causing the following error message. It's 
> filling up my logs.
> [2012/09/19 11:40:20.710031,  1] smbd/server.c:267(remove_child_pid)
>   Scheduled cleanup of brl and lock database after unclean shutdown
> [2012/09/19 11:40:40.729746,  1] smbd/server.c:240(cleanup_timeout_fn)
>   Cleaning up brl and lock database after unclean shutdown
> This is only seen on CentOS-6.3 a replacement server for CentOS-5.8 an 
> not on another CentOS-5.8 box. It doesn't seem to affect samba working 
> at least the students haven't complained ;-)

This is, despite the worrying message, probably normal.  If you don't
have any other indication that a samba subprocess has crashed, it's
probably just the prints spooler async client exiting.  Until recently,
this was erroneously triggered on every child process we reaped, no
matter if they were file server processes or not.

Andrew Bartlett

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