The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 1480
smbmounts very unstable
Last modified: 2004-07-07 07:16:24 UTC
As we have always done using samba 2.2.x, we are mounting a share from a windows
2000 box into the linux system and then export it using samba.
This had worked without a problem until we use SuSE 9.1 Pro and therefore Samba
It initially works, but is very unstable. After a few hours the mounted
directory is no longer accesible (doing an ls on the directory gives an
I/O-Error, doing umount gives a device is busy, doing an fuser -m on the
directory gives an I/O Error too.
All i can do then is reboot the machine....
this is not a samba issue, smbfs is known to be very broken and not part of
samba. btw - better use CIFS, it's more stable in the meantime and actively
developed, so if you have problems with cifs, there is a chance that bugs are
being fixed ;-)
We have now switched to cifs and did not have any problems since.
Thanks for the fast reply!