[Samba] Strange logs: check_usershare_stat: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/ owned by uid 0 is not a regular file

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Dec 1 22:35:55 UTC 2020

On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 10:32:32PM +0000, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>On 01/12/2020 22:23, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>On Tue, 2020-12-01 at 14:19 -0800, Jeremy Allison via samba wrote:
>>>On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 10:08:34PM +0000, Rowland penny via samba
>>>>could this have anything to do with it:
>>>>Default: usershare max shares = 0
>>>>Default: usershare max shares = 100
>>>Good catch. Yes, that would cause
>>>the usershare load path to be executed
>>>now whereas it wasn't before.
>>Even if we didn't change the default, Debian does.  But the code should
>>work of course, be it enabled by default or by the administrator...
>>Andrew Bartlett
>Yes, it is Debian, just found this out by downloading the relevant 
>file from Louis's repo, they appear to be turning usershares on 
>without actually setting up usershares. I would suggest the code would 
>work if usershares were actually set up correctly, I have used 
>usershares in the past and I don't remember syslog getting spammed.

Well I still don't know why he's seeing syslog spam from
an empty usershare directory. That shouldn't happen even
if the code is going down the usershare path now.

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