Samba Dropping Mounts - "Broken Pipe" msgs

auto852 at auto852 at
Mon Sep 25 06:20:08 GMT 2000

At Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:52:43 +0200 (MET DST), Urban Widmark <urban at> 

>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-
>> 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 
>versions so you may have to compile your own.
>> now... on each reboot (during shutdown process) the system hangs while 
>> 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 
>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?

Well...come to think about it...not 100% sure because a script was added 
to unmount and mount on a reboot and we had no need to reboot until updating 
the kernel. :) I hope that makes sense :)

btw...just thought I'd say that I highly commend you on your dedication 
and helpfullness :) 

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