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Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Sat Jan 25 17:10:01 GMT 2003

>Message: 1
>Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:03:19 +0100
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>From: Davide Cavaleri <davide.cavaleri at libero.it>
>Subject: [Samba] linux server completely hangs copying files with samba
>i'm experiencying a strange problem with a mandrake 9.0 machine,
>kernel 2.4.19, samba (different versions, including latest).
>when I copy large amount of data from any win98 machine to a share
>directory on linux, after a random time the linux machine hangs; not
>responding even to ctrl-alt-canc, only possibility is to reset.
>I was using a realtek 8139 (driver 8139too) which I know sometime giving
>problems; I tried a Dlink (always 8139too), same problem; reading around
>could be a driver problem so I managed to have a good 3com905c (driver
>3c59x); big surprise: same problem!!!
>i noticed that trasferring from the laptop which has a 10 Mit/s card
>doesn't give the error, so probably it happens with large bandwith usage
>the server.
>nothing appears on any log, as if nothing appened.
>anybody experienced similar problems? especially anybody solved it?

We're running Mandrake 9.0 on the stock secure kernel with my own
2.2.7a-3mdk packages (which will be on the mirrors soon, RPMs on my
webpage which is linked beloew) in production serving up 130GB+ of disk
with no problems. Did some tests with 4GB+ files via smbclient to test the
fixes, and the server (Dell 2500 with eepro100) is stable as a rock.

We did see some issues with a tulip card, but way before we even got samba
running (ifdown eth1 would oops). A number of Mandrake 9.0 desktops we
have run with rtl8139 (using the 8139too driver), with which I haven't
seen any problems.

Do you see any errors on the various consoles on the machine (CTRL-ALT-F1
through CTRL-ALT-F12)?


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