[Samba] smbd looking for non existent files
esiotrot at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 04:37:42 MDT 2013
On 24 August 2013 22:39, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> 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?
No, of course not.
> 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.
Since it's the client asking for those files, this will be no different if
you were running a Windows server. Except that the windows server will not
log all the "file not found" messages.
> Watching tail -f log.smbd is scary.
Then turn down the log level! :) Turn it up again if you're having
problems, of course, but this just looks like normal stuff that you should
not need to worry about.
Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
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