[smbfs] Timing problems with kernel 2.2.x?

Michael H. Warfield mhw at wittsend.com
Thu Nov 11 16:18:05 GMT 1999

On Fri, Nov 12, 1999 at 01:33:42AM +1100, Giulio Orsero wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 1999 00:58:14 +1100, hai scritto:

> >[Note: This has been posted to linux-kernel and was ignored. Since
> >smbfs is maintained by the samba team, I am retrying here]

> >I now suspect that the 2.2 series smbfs needs some time after the
> >mount call returned to actually attach the mounted share to the mount

> I had the same problem with my nightly backup (smbmount win9x and copy
> stuff onto linux), I had to add a "sleep x" between smbmount and "cd" to
> the smbmounted dir.

> I have 2.2.13, samba-2.0.6

> test1 is a dir with some stuff inside (on linux side)

> ==
> mount -t smb -o guest //GO/C test1
> cd test1
> ls
> sleep 1
> ls
> ==

> The first ls shows the linux content of test1, the second ls shows the
> win9x stuff (smbmounted).

> So smbmount returns before having mounted the Win9x dir.

	Oh, I gotta a bad feeling about this...  This sounds like the
return of the old timing window / race condition...

> -- 
> giulioo at tiscalinet.it

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