Subject: Re: Samba 2.6 fails to run on Sparc
To: Gerard J van der Grinten <>
From: Dave Barr <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/2000 08:35:47
Yep, known bug.  Others on this list have confirmed it too.

I had submitted a pkgsrc pr, but that was suspended since it's a kernel
bug.  I've been told a kernel pr has been submitted but haven't
heard anything regarding a fix.  It's been outstanding for quite a
while now.

On a side note this, and another PR I've submitted regarding what
I would consider a showstopper bug in the linker/loader, cause me to
seriously question the confidence I have in NetBSD.  Here's what I
consider to be two really big bugs in what should be an extremely
well-used section of code, and it's been weeks/months without
a fix.  Probably it's because I'm running on SPARC, not i386.

This is not an attempt to fix blame, simply an observation on the
status quo.  I have tried in my own feeble way to find the bugs
in question, but it's beyond my ability.  Support for non-i386
platforms seems to have taken a serious turn for the worse.

Gerard J van der Grinten wrote:
> Hello,
> I upgraded to samba 2.0.6 via pkgsrc
> platform is current (up to date) sparc ss5 and ipx
> th message in log.smb is:
> [2000/01/26 09:25:57, 1] smbd/server.c:main(643)
>   smbd version 2.0.6 started.
>   Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1992-1998
> [2000/01/26 09:25:58, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)
>   file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1762 are available.
> [2000/01/26 09:25:58, 0] locking/shmem_sysv.c:sysv_shm_open(601)
>   ERROR: root did not create the semaphore: semgid=950, rootgid=0
> [2000/01/26 09:25:58, 0] locking/locking.c:locking_init(174)
>   ERROR: Failed to initialise share modes
> To me it looks like shared memory problem ????
> The same config/setup runs fine on current I386 platform.
> Is it just me or ....
> Please reply to
> Gerard.