Bug 1480 - smbmounts very unstable
smbmounts very unstable
Status: CLOSED INVALID
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: smbmount (unmaintained)
3.0.4
x86 Linux
: P3 regression
: none
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Reported: 2004-06-26 03:29 UTC by Thomas Stinner
Modified: 2004-07-07 07:16 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Stinner 2004-06-26 03:29:35 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
3.0.4.

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....
Comment 1 Björn Jacke 2004-07-03 12:51:21 UTC
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 ;-)
Comment 2 Thomas Stinner 2004-07-07 07:16:24 UTC
We have now switched to cifs and did not have any problems since.

Thanks for the fast reply!