[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#631118: Bug#631118: samba: smbd spams log with "Could not find child X -- ignoring" messages

Arjan Opmeer arjan.opmeer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 04:59:52 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 05:46, Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Arjan Opmeer (arjan.opmeer at gmail.com):
>> Package: samba
>> Version: 2:3.5.9~dfsg-1
>> Severity: normal
>> Since the update to 2:3.5.9~dfsg-1 smbd now spams the log with messages
>> like:
>>   smbd/server.c:281(remove_child_pid)
>>     Could not find child X -- ignoring
>> This is a known problem which upstream has worked around by altering the log
>> level for these messages:
>>   http://gitweb.samba.org/?p=samba.git;a=commit;h=9c12232f1ae36e00d04114ad73edd8ba3c2c6a5c
>> Could you please apply the upstream patch to the Debian built version?
>> Thanks!
> Hello, thanks for reporting this issue.
> I see the upstream fix, but do you have a reference to any upstream
> bug report?

Uhm, no. Sorry.

> I'd prefer reading a full bug report log before applying an upstream
> change, to decide how hard it is needed.

I arrived at that upstream patch via a Google search.
Found this Suse bugzilla entry:


and this Samba list discussion:


Also note the few next messages in the same thread.


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