Per discussion on testers-list, expanding a systematic options passing in initscript started processes:
Add a file /etc/sysconfig/smb and a pair of variable SOPTIONS and NOPTIONS (for SMB-options and NMB-options, respectively
SOPTIONS=" -d "
NOPIONS=" -d " and so forth
Source that file and use xOPTIONS in the start branch ...S and N for the smbd and nmbd
Feed the initescript patch back to the SAMBA team.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
See also: 16431, 23171, and 23172
Will be fixed in 2.0.7-24.