[Samba] smbd looking for non existent files

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Aug 24 14:39:15 MDT 2013

On Sat, 2013-08-24 at 20:57 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> Hi
> On 24 August 2013 19:05, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
>         Hi
>         4.0.8 file server in a 4.0.8 domain
>         After a user logs in on a Linux client which is joined to the
>         domain,
>         smbd is constantly looking for files which don't exist:
> smbd has no reason to look for those files unless the client asks for
> them.
> I suspect you just need to turn down the debug level a bit.
>         Here is the file server log after a user login to a Linux
>         client has
>         settled down:
>         [2013/08/24 18:43:24.748511,
>         3] ../source3/smbd/vfs.c:1140(check_reduced_name)
>           check_reduced_name [steve2/.icons/gnome] [/home/users]
>  [...]

But if I turn the log level down, it's only at 3, that doesn't stop it
looking. Does it?

As you say, steve2/.icons/gnome must be coming from the Linux client.
Would it be correct to eliminate samba from this issue? My fear is that
scaling this up by replacing windows boxes with Linux is going to grind
the whole thing to a halt. Watching tail -f log.smbd is scary.  

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