Samba Dropping Mounts - "Broken Pipe" msgs

auto852 at auto852 at
Mon Oct 9 21:35:20 GMT 2000

At Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:11:45 +0200 (CEST), Urban Widmark <urban at> 

>On Sun, 8 Oct 2000 auto852 at wrote:
>> Thanks again Urb, :) ok well in alan's 2.2.18 kernel ftp dir there 
>> a readme that says the patch is for but anyways...we applied 
>> patches 2.2.17-pre20 and then 2.2.18pre10 and recompiled the kernel 
>> 1) the patches were looking for directories that didn't exist on Redhat
>> 6.2 kernel 2.2.16-3 so we skipped passed them and recompiled the kernel
>> the kernel anway. It looked like it patched quite a bit but after 
>> the kernel version hadn't changed.
>If the kernel version doesn't change, then you are not running the new
>The patch is not for a RedHat kernel. It is vs Linux kernel 2.2.17, 
>RedHat kernel 2.2.16-3, there is a difference. You probably (hopefully)
>got a few errors compiling so it never actually built anything.

nope amazingly enough there were no errors on the actual was 
just during patching that we had to skip past things the patches were looking 
for but didn't exist.

>If I wasn't clear enough, I'm suggesting you build and boot a non-RedHat
>kernel. Put the new kernel on a floppy or use a separate machine to 
>messing up your existing system.

ok thanks for being clearer. :) I am still new to this stuff tho, so how 
exactly do I build a non-redhat kernel? I have someone with a few years 
of linux experience who has been helping out but he couldn't figure it out 
and samba is driving him nuts so he just wants us to build another system 
that recognizes larger drives instead (which we cannot afford at this time 
and either way I would like to get samba fully functional even if and when 
we build another box in the future) so could you do me/us a HUGE favor and 
point us in the right direction? please. :) 

>> 3) I also have a problem with the permissions changing after remounting.
>> Half of the mounts permissions change for no reason while the other 
>> of the mounts are what they are supposed to be. (and all the shares 
>on the
>> NT side have the same identical permissions).
>Please give an example of what the permissions were before and what 
>are after.

before: drwxr-xr-x   after:  dr-xr-xr-x
but this only happens with aproximately half of the mounted directories 
(out of aproximately 15 dirs)
I have tried chmodding 777 all the dirs (after unmounting) and then remounting 
but same effect.
The only difference between the mapped/mounted folders/dirs with the changed 
permissions and those that are not are all the folders with the changed/messed 
up permissions all begin with underscores.
I hope that makes no difference. :)


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