Samba Dropping Mounts - "Broken Pipe" msgs

Urban Widmark urban at
Sun Sep 24 18:52:43 GMT 2000

On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 auto852 at wrote:

> After updating the kernel I get really nice and simple error messages:  
> kernel: smb_retry: caught signal
> kernel: smb_retry: caught signal
> kernel: smb_retry: signal failed, error=-3
> last message repeated 4 times
> last message repeated 6 times
> last message repeated 3 times
> and one more glitch has occured since upgrading the kernel to 2.2.16-3....
> which hadn't occured previously...

The "smb_retry: caught signal" problem should no longer occur in
2.2.18pre3 or so. You will probably not find a RedHat rpm for kernel pre
versions so you may have to compile your own.

> now... on each reboot (during shutdown process) the system hangs while attempting 
> to unmount the filesystem, so I have had to hard reset the system on each 
> reboot.

If you umount a smbfs share when the network has been downed the umount
will hang (there is no timeout on send or receives). It's known and should
be fixed in recent distributions by simply moving the umount of smbfs
before shutting down the networking.

smbfs should of course not require a working network to umount.

Are you sure you didn't get this in 2.2.14 if you had smbfs mounted?


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