Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Sun Jan 21 22:48:28 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 14:33 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 10:11:14PM +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> > 
> > True. It fails on the same spot if I do 'cd /mnt/test ; mkfifo foo' in
> > case that helps anything.
> > 
> > > This is a client bug of some kind - one I'm not
> > > seeing in the latest CIFSFS client code.
> > 
> > So somewhere between 3.0.23d and HEAD there is a fix for this? If the
> > fix happened in the client between those points, it narrows down
> > considerably the code I'll need to look through to understand the fix.
> No, you misunderstand. The server code hasn't changed here
> for quite some time - it's certainly the same here in 3.0.23d.
> Your *client* is the problem.

Andrew pipped you to the explanation. :) Okay, I understand this one now
I think (I can be pretty darn dense sometimes, sorry about that). It
would then seem that the 2.6.18 kernel in FC6 in insufficient for this.

Many thanks, you have been of great help.

Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>
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