Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Mon Jan 22 23:01:43 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.

The saga continues... I just updated my FC6 Xen VM install, and there
was a kernel update, from a 2.6.18 something to a 2.6.19 something. More
importantly, the cifs module in kernel 2.6.19 is version 1.46. Despite
this, creating the fifo fails.

So what am I doing wrong? It works for you on client version 1.46 with
server 3.0.23d. I have same versions installed. I believe the mount
command I use contains no strange things and my smb.conf is very simple.

Any pointers gratefully received.


Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>
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