Samba Memory Allocation Error
Posted on 2004-04-13
I have a Unix directory (SCO unix 3.2v4.2) mounted on a NT Server (NT4 service Pack 6a), using Samba (1.9.18p2 - January 26th 1998)
Its been running for a few years (since 1998) , but suddenly it keeps crashing - about twice a day.
Suddenly we can no longer access the Unix directory from the NT server. MsgBox says [Insufficent system resources exist to complete request]
The log on the Unix says [Memory Allocation Error: Failed to expand to 17408 bytes]
When this happens, all we do is restart Samba on the Unix and it is then happy for a few hours.
It is an old legacy system, so nothing has changed (that I can think of) recently. Maybe a few extra users over the years, although I tried removing the obsolete ones.
nb. I do not want to update to the latest version. It is a system that is being phased out, and it is working pretty well. "If it aint broke..." I know my current version works, as it has worked for 6 years!
Any guidance on where to look, things to try? Over to you! Thanks.