[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 07:50:22 UTC 2011

Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Jonathan Nieder (jrnieder at gmail.com):

>> $ testparm
>> Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
>> rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
>> 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.
> http://www.mail-archive.com/samba@lists.samba.org/msg105543.html

Thanks!  Here is the comment for reference:

| It's a warning, you can safely ignore it. Windows 7 clients need to
| have exactly the same number of open handles available as Windows
| servers, else it fails in some file copy situations with a "out of
| handles" message. Samba has taken care of it for you, but it's just
| letting you know your fd limit is set a bit low.

I believe this is at least a documentation bug, as evidenced by the
countless worried questions you can find online.  IMHO the warning
should just be suppressed (or the default fd limit increased if it
is actually something the user needs to worry about).

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