[Samba] log flood: smbd_calculate_access_mask_fsp: Access denied

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Feb 7 20:05:29 UTC 2023

On Tue, Feb 07, 2023 at 10:50:58PM +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
>I thought about giving current samba a try on one of our larger
>production servers, and upgraded from debian "stable" 4.13 to
>current 4.17.5.  And immediately the log, which was almost empty
>before, started flooding by the following messages:
>[2023/02/07 22:33:19.542320,  0] ../../source3/smbd/open.c:3392(smbd_calculate_access_mask_fsp)
>  smbd_calculate_access_mask_fsp: Access denied on file 
><filename>.ico: rejected by share access mask[0x001F00A9] 
>orig[0x00120189] mapped[0x00120189] reject[0x00000100]
>This is logged about 100 times per minute, sometimes more.
>There are 2 issues here.
>1. There's absolutely zero information about the client which is causing
>this. The above is the whole message, there's no other messages, just this
>one. Since there are about 600 connections currently active, it's impossible
>to know which client is casing this. Maybe I'll try to use log.smbd.%I to
>find out, but really, samba should have some client identity here, or most
>messages are useless.
>2. This is logged as an error. But it is a genuine error, so to say, - I can
>only *guess* this is either some antivirus software or maybe some on-access
>picture preview genetation software, or something like that (since most of
>the time, it is the .ico files which are being rejected access). I'll find
>out (hopefully) what is causing this.
>The whole share is read-only, there's nothing in there to write, writing is
>disabled. 0x100 is SEC_FILE_WRITE_ATTRIBUTE. And sure thing, it is correctly
>denied access.
>But heck. This is sort of wrong to log this issue as error. And *this* is the
>second issue.  At max, it should be a warning, but I'd use notice or even
>debug log level there, because it is, basically normal situation. But I can't
>turn this logging off, unfortunately.
>I'm lowering this message in source3/smbd/open.c and rebuilding samba locally.
>The same change should be done in debian too, it looks like. Unless I misunderstand
>something fundamental here...

Please log a bug on this. It should be a debug level 5
at the lowest.

Thanks !

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