[linux-cifs-client] readlink returns ENOENT for file that exists

Günter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Thu Feb 12 21:22:59 GMT 2009

Am Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2009 schrieb Jody McIntyre:
> I'm using Ubuntu's 2.6.27-7 kernel to mount my home directory from an
> OS X machine via CIFS.  When I run EMACS and attempt to edit a file, it
> gets stuck in a symlink()/readlink() loop:
> symlink("scjody at ailuropoda.7186:1234291834", "/home/scjody/cfs/.#notes") = -1 EEXIST (File exists)
> readlink("/home/scjody/cfs/.#notes", 0x1892280, 100) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
> The file does exist; I can see it via 'ls -l' on the OS X machine.  But
> on the Linux machine:
> scjody at ailuropoda:~$ ls -l cfs/.#notes
> ls: cannot access cfs/.#notes: No such file or directory
> After killing emacs, I _can_ 'ls -l' the file:
> scjody at ailuropoda:~$ ls -l cfs/.#notes
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 scjody scjody 33 2009-02-11 16:45 cfs/.#notes -> scjody at ailuropoda.6886:1234291834
> A wireshark capture of the loop is here:
> http://downloads.lustre.org/people/scjody/cifsbug.pcap
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Jody

can you please take a (smbd) debug 10 log on the samba server, when you
do that remote edit with emacs.
In case it's getting too large, you can send it to me at kukks at samba.org.
btw - which samba (server) version are you running ?
Cheers, Günter

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