The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 734
Restarting samba does not clear: connections, locking or brlock tdb's
Last modified: 2005-11-14 09:24:29 UTC
Using Mandrake samba-2.2.8a-13mdk: The connections, locking and brlock tdb in
the /var/cache/samba directory have to be manually deleted after a samba
shutdown. Then samba has to be started, (creates the .tdb's), shutdown because
it appears that smbstatus gives a locking error, and then restarted. Reading
other messages on the newsgroup it appears that these databases should be
automatically cleared on a restart.
Cleared on first use is more appropriate description. Has a new connection
been received since you restarted?
After working with this for awhile, it also appears that a NT 4 server could
have something to do with this. I am working with a database application that
uses foxpro databases. There are many clients during the day that open the
databases (over 50) for use with the client OS being Win95, Win98, WinME, Win2K
and WinXP. There is one machine that is WinNT4 (with all the patches) which is
used as our batching machine.
Once in awhile we have to kick everone out of the program to do maintenance or
enhancements. After a smbstatus shows there are currently no open files or
locks, we try to open a database exclusively with no success from any of the
clients except the WinNT4 machine. A samba restart does not even clear the locks.
Sorry, but the 2.2 is not under development any longer.
If you can reproduce this bug against the latest 3.0 release,
please reopen this bug and change the version in the report.