Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Applies to:Solaris Cluster - Version 3.3 to OSC 3.3 3/13 [Release 3.3]
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.3 to OSC 3.3 3/13 [Release 3.3]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
The samba daemon processes (eg. winbind and smbd and nmbd) do use some well known files and record their own pid (process id) within these files to track when they are running. The location and names of these files have been changing in various versions of samba. Such files shall get cleaned up by samba daemons themselves when they quit gracefully. When system crash or samba daemons do not quit gracefully for whatever reason, the HA-Samba agent shall cleanup these pid files upon failover. When the HA-Samba agent do not cleanup the pid files, the subsequent start of samba might fail with errors like
[2012/10/12 15:16:54.207066, 0] lib/pidfile.c:154(pidfile_create) ERROR: can't open /samba-mountpoint/var/locks/winbindd-smb.conf.pid: Error was File exists
Similar errors can occur with winbind or smbd or nmbd.
The location and names of pid files have been changing in various versions of samba.
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