The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 2542
Windows Me Explorer File System Access Locks Up
Last modified: 2005-03-28 21:07:49 UTC
Windows Me is a domain logon client. Simply by logging onto the network, then
using Windows Explorer to browse to the media share, then through to a
sub-directory that contains 816 files causes Windows Me to lock-up completely.
Samba appears to enter an endless loop just after the list of files has been
brought up in Explorer.
The attached are a level 10 log and the smb.conf file. The source is the
pre-release tarball for Samba-3.0.13 provided by Jerry Carter.
Created attachment 1107 [details]
Level 10 log file that demonstrates the lock-up problem.
Created attachment 1108 [details]
The smb.conf file in use during this test.
The Windows Me client is called: MAGGOT
The Domain is: MIDEARTH
The Samba server is: FRODO
The Samba host server is SuSE Professional 9.1. The Samba 3.0.13 RPM was built
using a slightly modified update of the SerNet SRPM.
John, I can't reproduce this at all. Your Windows ME box
has always been a little flakey. You sure it's not just WinME
Created attachment 1115 [details]
I repeated the operation to generate this capture.
1. Open folder \\frodo\media\HymnTunes\By-Name\A
2. Play several MIDI tunes until lock-up occurred
3. Kill samba
4. stop ethereal
Created attachment 1116 [details]
Samba log file created during Ethereal capture.
I don't see the server crashing in any of these traces. I see the client doing
amazingly stupid things, but that's not the server fault.
After looking at this Windows Me problem for many hours and seeing Windows 2000
Professional and Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional work without any
problems I am drawn to the conclusion that this is a Windows Me bug.
Why in goodness name Windows Me should go into hysterics is a question that
demands more time than we can afford to throw at a version of Windows that is
over-all problematic at best. No further time will therefore be invested in
solving this issue - I dumped Windows Me and upgraded the machine in question
to Windows XP Professional which is now as happy as a tom-cat.
- John T.