[Samba] samba & fat32 lockup my linux machine

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Fri Oct 18 08:19:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 04:14:37AM -0400, dmarcelino at cox.net wrote:
> My problem is that whenever I try to copy a large file from a client machine to a fat32 partition (ext3 works fine) mounted under samba, the host linux machine will lock up completely.  I can, however, copy small files to the fat32 partition just fine (ie. 1 KB to 1 MB size file), it's only when I copy files that are about 200 MB and larger, that the computer will lockup.  
> NAT still functions, but telnet will no longer work and the host keyboard becomes completely unresponsive.  All the host processes lock up (web server, swat, etc), and I can only press the reset button to get the machine up again.  

Kernel bug - definately. You might want to bring it to the attention
of the FAT32 maintainer in the 2.5 kernel.


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