Too many open files in system?

Brian Hall brihall at
Sat Mar 28 03:30:14 GMT 1998

Okay, I found a SRPM of samba-1.9.18p3-51 which included smbmount. I did a rpm
--rebuild on it on my RH5 PC. Now, apparently I can mount Win95 shares with:
smbmount "\\\daisy\c" -c 'mount /daisy' -N

This appears to work, but I get an error about not having enough backslashes if
I use less than three. When I try to look into the now "mounted" filesystem
with ls, I get 'Too many open files in system". I tried setting oplocks = False
in smb.conf and restarting, but that didn't help. Below is my smb.conf. I can
access my Linux shares just fine from Win95 Network Neighborhood.

#======================= Global Settings =====================================

oplocks = False

   workgroup = MYGROUP

   server string = Samba Server

   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes

   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

   max log size = 50

   security = user
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY 
   dns proxy = no 

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

E-Mail: Brian Hall <brihall at>
Date: 27-Mar-98
Time: 20:23:02

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