[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
Wed Dec 2 17:22:31 UTC 2020

On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 09:06:33AM +0000, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>On 01/12/2020 22:55, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>>Hang on a minute - the above says "Permission denied"
>>for "/var/lib/samba/usershares/profiles.v6"
>>That means the directory scanner found something
>>>Dec  1 09:14:25 raspberrypi smbd[21036]: [2020/12/01 
>>>09:14:25.676259,  0] 
>>>Dec  1 09:14:25 raspberrypi smbd[21036]: process_usershare_file: 
>>>stat of /var/lib/samba/usershares/profiles.v6 failed. No such file 
>>>or directory
>>Now it says "No such file or directory" for
>>Which is right ?
>There is nothing inside /var/lib/samba/usershares , do you think I 
>would put profiles inside a usershare ?

I'm not thinking anything Rowland (thinking hurts for me :-).
I'm merely reading the log you posted.

There's obviously something strange here. If I send you
some extra-verbose debug patches for that area of the
code can you run with it so I can check something.

I'm starting to have a suspision about the directory
scanning code...

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