Bug 591 - Missing files in XP directory
Missing files in XP directory
Product: Samba 2.2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services
All Linux
: P4 normal
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Assigned To: Gerald (Jerry) Carter
Depends on:
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Reported: 2003-10-09 08:18 UTC by Tim Gee
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:30 UTC (History)
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Description Tim Gee 2003-10-09 08:18:05 UTC
I have a large directory on an XP machine. The directory has 4999 files. If copy
these files to another machine using samba, some files end up missing. 

If I issue the following command, to count the files:
       "ls | cat -n | tail -1"

I get:

  4993  004999.dat

Actually, the result seems to vary somewhat. For example, sometimes, I change
the number of lines in the tail command, and I get a different count. 

I hope this helps.  Feel free to ask me questions.
Comment 1 Tim Potter 2003-10-10 00:07:01 UTC
Are there any strange (not [A-Za-z0-9]) characters in the filenames?  There are
a couple of open bugs to do with large numbers of files containing unusual
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2003-10-10 06:38:00 UTC
This is a known issue with the 'hash' mangling method.
Try setting "mangling method = hash2" which is the 
default for Samba 3.0.

The original problem is caused by large numbers of 
files that share the same first 5 characters or so.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-11-14 09:30:00 UTC
database cleanup