[Samba] winbind causing huge timeouts/delays since 4.8

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Feb 22 14:42:02 UTC 2019

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:35:53 +0100
Ralph Böhme via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 01:59:15PM +0100, Alexander Spannagel via
> samba wrote:
> >I want to share some findings with the community about hugh 
> >timeouts/delays since upgraded to samba 4.8 end of last year and a 
> >patch fixing this in our setup. It would be great if someone from 
> >samba dev team could take a look and if acceptable apply the patch
> >to the common code base. It may also affect current stable and
> >release candidates.
> >The patch expects the patch from BUG 13503 "getpwnam resolves local 
> >system accounts to AD" being already applied.
> >
> >Within the company i'm working for, we see frequently system 
> >hangs/slowness for a couple of seconds on servers using winbind 
> >passwd/group resolution via nsswitch.conf since we updated our OS
> >from CentOS7.5 to CentOS7.6 which includes a samba update from 4.7
> >to 4.8.
> >
> >We could track it down to winbind and when it is asked for an
> >unknown local user account. This means that the users account in
> >question is not in local passwd and doesn't contain any domain like 
> >SOMEDOMAIN\account or account at SOMEDOMAIN. The expected behavior is
> >an immediately return with an error like "no such user" or "unknown 
> >user", but instead a call like "id unknown" takes 60+ seconds. 
> hm, can't reproduce:
> slow at titan:~/git/samba/scratch$ git describe 
> samba-4.8.3
> slow at titan:~/git/samba/scratch$ sudo bin/net cache flush
> slow at titan:~/git/samba/scratch$ time bin/wbinfo -i foo
> failed to call wbcGetpwnam: WBC_ERR_DOMAIN_NOT_FOUND
> Could not get info for user foo
> real    0m0.025s
> user    0m0.004s
> sys     0m0.004s
> Can you share your full smb.conf?
> -slow

You might also want to explain why you are using sssd's cache with


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