Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488559
samba built without POSIX capabilities which causes severe performance problems
Last modified: 2009-03-30 17:07:30 EDT
Description of problem:
The Fedora spec-file misses a dependency on libcap-devel.
Because of this, the current samba rpm is built without support for POSIX capabilities which results for example in broken oplock support. This leads to file buffering being completely disabled.
Simply adding libcap-devel to Build-Requires should be sufficient to fix
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seems to apply to all samba packages in current fedora versions.
samba-3.2.8-0.27.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
samba-3.2.8-0.26.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
samba-3.2.8-0.27.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
samba-3.2.8-0.26.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Leo, did the 3.2.8-0.27.fc10 update fix your problem? I'm running it and I am seeing similar behaviour to your samba list report still. Can you confirm?
I'm still running a samba version that I built myself on the corresponding box.
However, it should fix the problem since the new package depends on libcap and smbd is linked against it:
$ rpm -q samba-3.2.8-0.27.fc10 --requires | grep libcap
$ ldd /usr/sbin/smbd | grep libcap
libcap.so.2 => /lib/libcap.so.2 (0x001cb000)