The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 1609
Directory listing fails on Win2k share
Last modified: 2005-05-11 05:01:21 UTC
I have a very similar problem to bug 1251, but I'm not sure if it is similar
enough and I can't add a comment for it because "Only submitter can change
Hardware field to All".
I have Linux kernel version 2.4.27 with SAMBA 3.0.4 mounting a share from win2k
server. This share has one subdirectory that is not always listed correctly.
Problem was also happening with 2.4.26 and perhaps with earlier kernels.
Following log message (always the same) appears when read fails:
smb_proc_readdir_long: name=, result=-2, rcls=1, err=123
If some files are moved from directory, directory listing stars to work. There
just isn't any logic behind it... Copying some files to subdirectories, removing
them from main directory, moving them back and removing the created subdirectory
can make the directory listing work again. There is no single file that causes
This happens only with one subdirectory of one share. Everything else works
Filenames are listed correctly (I haven't checked the file count yet) when
another directory reads are made within one second after initial read. First one
returns 0 entries, others return lots of files.
When sniffing network traffic, it can be seen that first one is the only one
that actually fetches data from the server. Later directory listings come from
When listing the same directory with smbclient, everything works correctly all
Problematic directory has nearly 1730 files in it.
You appear to be using smbfs. We don't maintain that
kernel code. You'll either need to get int touch with
the smbfs maintainers or possibly try the linux cifs fs