ls: reading directory .: Invalid argument
on cifs mounted volume on directories with many files+directories (tested 105 number is ok, more gets error)
and orter methods to stat that directory also non-funcctionsl
server uses FC5 samba3.0.21b-2 client is FC6 samba 3.0.23c-2
when client was FC5 samba 3.0.23c-2 everything works fine
I am experiencing something very similar, with directories that have respectively 159, 124 and 175 files in them. Likely all the directories in the tree that have a higher file count.
The client is running up to date FC5 (kernel version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5), I have no idea what the server is (a Windows box probably). man mount.cifs says cifs version 1.39
Going to see about upgrading to latest.
I mistakenly reported version 1.39, looks like it's 1.45:
# modinfo cifs
author: Steve French <firstname.lastname@example.org>
description: VFS to access servers complying with the SNIA CIFS Specification e.g. Samba and Windows
vermagic: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 mod_unload 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-4.1
parm: cifs_max_pending:Simultaneous requests to server. Default: 50 Range: 2 to 256 (int)
parm: cifs_min_small:Small network buffers in pool. Default: 30 Range: 2 to 256 (int)
parm: cifs_min_rcv:Network buffers in pool. Default: 4 Range: 1 to 64 (int)
parm: CIFSMaxBufSize:Network buffer size (not including header). Default: 16384 Range: 8192 to 130048 (int)
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trace of an ls /mount/baddirectory operation
A trace of an ls performed on one of those bad directories. It loops through the files, the only thing I can notice is this at the end:
fs/cifs/readdir.c: filldir rc = -22
fs/cifs/readdir.c: new entry ea1f51ac old entry ea1f514c
fs/cifs/readdir.c: CIFS VFS: leaving cifs_readdir (xid = 16530490) rc = -22
ok, found stuff by looking in the mailing list archives
Created attachment 2496
moving to cifsvfs. I guess this is long fixed and should be closed, right?
This was fixed more than a decade ago. Lets close it.