[Samba] Smbfs crashes

Urban Widmark urban at teststation.com
Mon Jul 8 15:42:04 GMT 2002

On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Lasse Karkkainen wrote:

> I have a music player running on Hedronn almost 24/7, but Delenn runs 
> W98 and thanks to that crashes quite often. The music played comes from 
> //Delenn/D. Hedronn has probably been playing music from there when 
> Delenn crashed, and now /mnt/delenn2 hangs all programs trying to access 
> it. This includes ls /mnt/delenn2 and even df. Those programs cannot be 
> terminated with ^C nor kill -9. Umount doesn't work either (says that 
> the device is busy). It seems that reboot is the only way to fix it.

Try this patch with 2.4.19-rc1 and see if it helps:


It should speed up the timeout of the blocking processes. You still won't
be able to kill them and if your mp3 player (whatever) isn't checking
returncodes properly it will never stop trying.

Which player are you using and what type of files is it?

> /mnt/delenn1 (//Delenn/C), that is almost never used for anything, works 
> fine.

It's because it isn't in use at the exakt moment when the server
disappears. The share with your music is constantly being read while you


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