[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#608624: testparm.samba3: unexplained warning "rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)"

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 06:33:33 UTC 2011

Package: samba-common-bin
Version: 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3
Severity: minor
Justification: cosmetic

Stock squeeze system.  /etc/samba/smb.conf as below.  Running
testparm, I get a worrying message (the following is censored a

$ testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[sharedfiles]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

	server string = Someone's Computer
	; disable guest by mapping to nonexistent user.
	map to guest = Bad User
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.machine
	max log size = 1000
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

	comment = Shared files
	path = /var/local/shared-files
	username = sharedfiles
	valid users = sharedfiles
	read only = No
$ echo $?

Should one be worried about the rlimit_max comment?  If there is
anything I can do to help track this down, I'd be glad to hear it.

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