Loosing Mounts .. kernel: smb_dont_catch_keepalive: server->data_ready == NULL error

auto852 at hushmail.com auto852 at hushmail.com
Sun Sep 24 08:02:16 GMT 2000

Peter, I and many others I believe are having the same problem...check out 
the message below from Urban from an earlier post...and let us know how 
you go. 

the kernel updates mentioned below are at: 

or try the mirror within the site 
I grabbed the updates myself today but haven't attempted to recompile as 
of yet
you'll need pre-patch-2.2.17-20 before going to pre-patch-2.2.18-10 (which 
is the latest I could see) I believe. 

On Mon, 18 Sep 2000 auto852 at hushmail.com wrote:

> Has anyone experienced Samba dropping mounts? (NT shares).

Everyone using smbfs I believe ...

> again. But after an undetermined amount of time Samba just drops them 
> and I have to remount them again. Does anyone know of a fix to this problem
> (with the latest version)?

I can right now remember 2 ways to get this.

1. If the server is down while someone is accessing the smbfs mount
   smbmount will terminate. Apply one of the "fixes" patches

2. There is a signal related problem that will kill smbmount in some
   versions of the kernel. Upgrade to 2.2.18-preX or 2.4.0-test8 or later,
   those versions contain a workaround. If this is your problem you should
   get messages like this in your kernel log:
       smb_retry: caught signal

If this does not match/work, come back with kernel version and kernel
logs from when a mount stops working.


At Sun, 24 Sep 2000 17:48:13 +1100, "Peter Court" <pc at hotkey.net.au> wrote:

>I've a diskless Linux (LRP) box with Samba client
>mounting a share off a NT4 SP6 box. Its regularly
>'loosing' the share. If I do a ls it shows NO files.
>Unmounting and remounting it fixes it. This is happening
>about 2 time/day on average.
>A possibly related error in the log is:
>kernel: smb_dont_catch_keepalive: server->data_ready == NULL
>One German reply re this error caught my attention.. It seems
>to be related to the -C option for folding pwds to upper case...
>(but I couldnt read the content !)
>I've removed this from the mount and dont get the error on
>mounting now... interesting to see what happens from here.
>I changed the pwd to upper case.
>Anyone else had or solved this problem ?
>rgds .. Peter

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