On 19 Mar 2002, Steve Lord wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-03-19 at 01:03, Martin Apel wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 05:25:13AM -0500, ZINKEVICIUS,MATT
> > > (HP-Loveland,ex1) wrote:
> > > > We are also experiencing the TDB corruptions, as reported in the samba
> > > > log
> > > > files. At first there didn't seem to be an consequence, but we are now
> > > > beginning to see user's not being able to login to the machine. As a
> > > > workaround we have been just deleting the secrets.tdb file, restarting
> > > > samba, and rejoining the domain.
> > > >
> > > > Our server if very similar to Martin's (Samba 2.2.3a + Linux 2.4.17 +
> > > > XFS).
> > > > I'll post more details soon.
> > >
> > > Can you try using the tdbbackup utility periodically
> > > to determine when the corruption may be occurring ?
> > I let the tdbbackup run for a few days now. The TDB corruption seems to
> > happen at the time, when Amanda (a great backup tool) starts to run.
> > I have moved the Amanda start time back and forth and the corruption
> > starts within 10 minutes after starting Amanda.
> > I don't think it's Amanda's fault, I assume that Amanda puts a heavy load
> > on the filesystem layer during the first minutes, when it does its
> > estimates.
> > A reminder: all partitions on this system are XFS partititions, including
> > /var, where Samba stores the TDB files.
> > I could try to reformat the /var filesystem with ext2 to see if this has
> > any influence. But this will probably need a server reboot, so I cannot
> > do this before the weekend.
> > Martin
> Can you try a kernel from the 2.4 xfs cvs tree - I just pushed some
> changes out there which fix a corruption problem under heavy memory
since this is our production server with 50 people being dependent on it
I would rather not try the current CVS version. Is it possible to isolate
your patch relative to XFS 1.0.2?
For the record: I put the Samba lock directory onto an ext2 partition
yesterday and had no problems since then.
Martin Apel, Dipl.-Inform. t e c m a t h A G
Group Manager Software Development Human Solutions Division
phone +49 (0)631 303-5600 Europaallee 10, 67657 Kaiserslautern
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