Disappearing Mounts

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 5 16:04:02 GMT 2001

Urban Widmark wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Winston Nchamukong wrote:
> > I wish to report a problem that I have been experiencing with Samba versions
> > 2.0.6 and 2.7. The specific problem concerns mounting windows shares on our
> > Linux machines running Linux 6.2. These shares are mounted using the mount
> RedHat 6.2? with kernel 2.2.12 or so?
> You should upgrade to 2.2.18, it works around a common problem where
> signals are causing smbfs mounts to become unusable. Kernels earlier than
> 2.2.17 have nasty machine-crashing (possibly even data corrupting) bugs in
> smbfs (you need to try a bit to trigger them, but they are definitly
> there).

Thanks for the info.  I wasn't aware (no excuse!) that 2.2.18 addressed
this problem.  Are the changes for that similar to the quick-and-dirty
fix (to proc.c) I posted?

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