[Samba] File validation errors?
urban at teststation.com
Fri Oct 11 20:04:01 GMT 2002
On Wed, 9 Oct 2002, Kris Kelley wrote:
> Two days ago I got a whole slew of smbfs errors in my system logs, all
> stemming from an apparent inability to read two files. Here are some
> Oct 7 14:36:41 server kernel: smb_file_read:
> cur/1033577524.16219.server.iatdev.com,S=230098 at 2,T
> validation failed, error=4294967294
4294967294 is really -2, which is also -ENOENT. So the file is gone.
(the printout is set to print as unsigned for some unknown reason)
> Currently there are two servers that access the same SMB share (hosted
> by a Windows 2000 Server machine), and it is entirely possible the other
> server was accessing or even deleting these files while this server was
> trying to read them. Could this have caused the error messages? It
> seems strange that the server would try multiple thousands (!) of times
> to access the files if this were the case.
The -2 error code should make it back to the application. But if it
doesn't check the returnvalue, or doesn't expect a ENOENT, it may
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