FIX: The file-based notification database increases unexpectedly every time that you warm restart a Windows CE Embedded 6.0-based device

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SYMPTOMS

You run a Windows Embedded 6.0-based image that includes the File Server (SMB/CIFS) component on a device. The file-based notification database increases unexpectedly every time that you warm restart that device. This behavior results in less memory being available for registry entries, files, and programs every time that you warm restart that device.

CAUSE

The source code in the Server Message Block (SMB) transport calls the CeRunAppAtEvent function to create a new notification for an event without deleting the existing notifications for the same event.

RESOLUTION

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (October 2009). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean, and then click Build Platform.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Platform.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-armv4i.msi839,68003-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-mipsii.msi826,88003-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-mipsii_fp.msi827,39203-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-mipsiv.msi829,44003-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-mipsiv_fp.msi829,44003-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-sh4.msi816,12803-Nov-200920:49
Wincepb60-091031-kb976234-x86.msi772,09603-Nov-200920:49


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File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Windows embedded ce 6.0_update_kb976234.htm7,84703-Nov-200920:27091031_kb976234
Smb_netbiostransport.lib421,06227-Oct-200919:02Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\X86\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib598,85027-Oct-200919:02Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\X86\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib452,61027-Oct-200919:04Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib664,60227-Oct-200919:04Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib487,73027-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib733,28027-Oct-200919:04Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib487,71827-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib733,58027-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib485,09427-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib729,20627-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib485,08227-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib728,82827-Oct-200919:03Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Debug
Smb_netbiostransport.lib504,80027-Oct-200919:02Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Retail
Smb_netbiostransport.lib736,32027-Oct-200919:02Public\Servers\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Debug
Netbiostransport.cpp59,39027-Oct-200919:03Private\Servers\Smb\Transport

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

When you use a warm restart, the contents of the RAM file system are preserved.

For more information about file-based notification databases, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee505722.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 976234 - Last Review: November 20, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0
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