Bug 5970 - mounted directory repeating unexpected files and directories
Summary: mounted directory repeating unexpected files and directories
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: smbclient (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.28a
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-15 08:10 UTC by Noah Garrett Wallach (dead mail address)
Modified: 2008-12-15 08:10 UTC (History)
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Description Noah Garrett Wallach (dead mail address) 2008-12-15 08:10:48 UTC
Hi Samba List,

I am finding a strange problem between a mount samba directory.  Any
clues why this is happening?

The server side is WD MyBook World Edition II and the export directory
is:  /shares/internal/Music/

on the client site I am mounting the directory to /mnt/mybook-music
the client is an ubuntu server

$ uname -a
Linux tsunami 2.6.24-22-generic #1 SMP Mon Nov 24 18:32:42 UTC 2008 i686
$ mount
/dev/sdb1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.24-22-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
// on /mnt/mybook-music type cifs (rw,mand)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc

Now here is the issue.

The directory views for a particular directory are not the same on
server vs. the client side.

From the client side I do an 'ls -l /mnt/mybook-music/Madonna/Music |
wc -l' see that the output equals the line could of 'mnt/mybook-music'

$ ls -l /mnt/mybook-music/Madonna/Music | wc -l
$ ls -l /mnt/mybook-music | wc -l

now on the server side
# ls -l /shares/internal/Music/Madonna/Music | wc -l
[root@MyBookMusic Madonna]# ls -l /shares/internal/Music | wc -l

The client sees all the files that are displayed from 'ls
/mnt/mybook-music' command and also displayed from an 'ls
/mnt/mybook-music/Madonna/Music' command.

where on the server side 'ls -l /shares/internal/Music/Madonna/Music'
does not show the contents of '/shares/internal/Music' and only show 3

# ls -l /shares/internal/Music/Madonna/Music
total 11396
-rwxr-xr-x 1 noah noah 3345473 Apr 11  2006 Gone.mp3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 noah noah 3483214 May  3  2005 Impressive Instant.mp3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 noah noah 4814848 May  3  2005 Nobody's Perfect.mp3

server side version details:
[root@MyBookMusic Madonna]# ipkg list_installed | grep samba
samba - 3.2.4-1 - Samba suite provides file and print services to
SMB/CIFS clients.

client version details:
$ dpkg --list | grep samba
ii  samba                                      3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.7
                            a LanManager-like file and printer server
for Unix
ii  samba-common                               3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.7
                            Samba common files used by both the server
and the clien

the client mounted // from the fstab.

$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/hdb1
UUID=e0b6f66b-b3f6-44f4-b5b6-e2cfb6e32048 /               ext3
defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/hdb5
UUID=e1d2239f-b911-4ee2-848e-6bcb3672104d none            swap    sw
          0       0
/dev/hdd                /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0
/dev/hdc                /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0
//    /mnt/mybook-music smbfs
userid=<username>,passwd=<password>,rw 0 0

and the server configuration is:

# cat /etc/smb.conf
server string=MyBookMusic
smb passwd file=/var/private/smbpasswd
private dir=/var/private
guest account=www-data
dns proxy=No
lock directory=/var/locks
pid directory=/var/locks
use sendfile=Yes
map to guest = Bad User
create mask = 755
map hidden = Yes
veto files = /shares/internal/.senvidData/ /shares/internal/lost+found/
max log size = 1


# cat /var/oxsemi/shares.inc
force user=www-data
valid users=www-data noah
write list=www-data noah
guest ok=Yes

force user=noah
valid users=www-data BACKUP noah
write list=www-data BACKUP noah
guest ok=Yes
security mask=0700
create mask=0700