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Re: [PATCH] net/samba4: relocate Sysvol to persist between reboots & move variable data out of /usr/pkg/etc/...

This being a place people are trying samba4 as a DC, I got a
repeatable panic on one of the systems I am trying it on, as follows:
crash: _kvm_kvatop(0)
Crash version 9.99.69, image version 9.99.69.
Kernel compiled without options LOCKDEBUG.
System panicked: /: bad dir ino 657889 at offset 0: Bad dir (not
rounded), reclen=0x2e33, namlen=51, dirsiz=60 <= reclen=11827 <=
maxsize=512, flags=0x2005900, entryoffsetinblock=0, dirblksiz=512

Backtrace from time of crash is available.
sys_reboot() at sys_reboot
vpanic() at vpanic+0x15b
snprintf() at snprintf
ufs_lookup() at ufs_lookup+0x518
lookup_once() at lookup_once+0x1a1
namei_tryemulroot() at namei_tryemulroot+0xacf
namei() at namei+0x29
vn_open() at vn_open+0x9a
do_open() at do_open+0x112
do_sys_openat() at do_sys_openat+0x72
sys_open() at sys_open+0x24
syscall() at syscall+0x26e
--- syscall (number 5) ---

The other panics differ only by the dir ino displayed; the rest is
exactly the same. I forced fsck on / and repeated - with the same
result. / is mounted with posix1eacls and I've ran tunefs as well. The
panic occurs during the provision, using the exact command shown
earlier in the thread, at the following moment of the provision:
INFO 2020-07-28 17:55:16,331 pid:2844
#1586: Setting up well known security principals
INFO 2020-07-28 17:55:16,358 pid:2844
#1600: Setting up sam.ldb users and groups
INFO 2020-07-28 17:55:16,460 pid:2844
#1608: Setting up self join
Repacking database from v1 to v2 format (first record
Repack: re-packed 10000 records so far
Repacking database from v1 to v2 format (first record
Repacking database from v1 to v2 format (first record CN=IP

On the second machine I am trying this - which uses python3.8 and
which provisioned OK with the previous version and worked for a few
days, but - as was rightly explained earlier - the database was lost
after a reboot, new provision fails at a later stage with a message
that an object has not been found; I rebooted and forced fsck on /,
which didn't find anything, but I got the same panic as above when i
tried to 'rm -r /var/db/samba4/*' .

So methinks there are still outstanding problems with the underlying
file system code, as far as samba4 as dc is concerned.


On Tue, 28 Jul 2020 at 02:12, Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
> Done, thanks!
> christos
> > On Jul 27, 2020, at 8:49 PM, Matthias Petermann <> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > with the introduction of FFS ACLs Samba can be used as windows domain controller (DC). The DC needs a directory to persist its policies and scripts - the so called Sysvol.
> >
> > The creation of the Sysvol typically takes place during the domain provisioning with samba-tool. At the moment, the default Samba4 from pkgsrc is configured to put Sysvol below /var/run/sysvol. Unfortunately, there is a critical issue with this location: Everything inside /var/run gets purged as part of the systems startup sequence. So this means losing all your policies, ultimately a corruption of the domain controller state at the next reboot.
> >
> > Therefore, Sysvol needs to be relocated to a persistent place.
> >
> > I checked how this is implemented elsewhere:
> >
> > * On Linux systems Sysvol is typically located at /var/lib/samba/sysvol
> > * On FreeBSD the location is /var/db/samba4/sysvol
> >
> > As /var/lib is not mentioned in HIER(7) at all, I guess this is Linux specific. Therefore I would propose the FreeBSD-way and put it below /var/db/samba4/sysvol. In addition to that I think it would be a good idea to relocate the variable Samba data (databases, caches) currently located at /usr/pkg/etc/samba/private) as well. My proposal for the target is /var/db/samba4/private.
> >
> > Attached is a patch which applies to pkgsrc-current. I did perform the usual tests (removing all previous configuration and databases, provisioning a new domain, joining a Windows client to the domain) - no issues so far.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Matthias
> > <pkgsrc_net_samba4.patch.txt>


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