Samba-2.2.0alpha-2 (interesting behavior)

Urban Widmark urban at
Fri Mar 16 18:46:57 GMT 2001

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Bill Parker wrote:

> Mar 15 09:51:59 htmlodds kernel: smb_trans2_request: result=-32, setting
> invalid
> Mar 15 09:51:59 htmlodds kernel: smb_retry: sucessful, new pid=22605,
> generation=3

This is normal behaviour, and is not an error. The server disconnected,
the client reconnects.

> now it would appear when it does have to establish a retry, the
> response back from df -h is one or two seconds slower.  Has
> the use of smbmount/mount for accessing NT Server shares always
> been a problem when a idle condition has occured (at least to
> NT/Samba's way of thinking)?

alpha2 does not contain any direct changes to smbmount. It may be that
alpha2 is doing something a bit faster and that it works because of that.

There is one reconnect bug which is related to how long it takes for
smbmount to reconnect. If it is too long then the retry fails (too long is
currently 5 seconds).

The reconnect business has always been problematic. It is not one single
bug but a whole bug-nest.


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