[Samba] Hang in 2.2.8a

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue May 6 00:19:43 GMT 2003

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Jeff Jirsa wrote:

> I'm seeing a reproducable hang in transferring large files.
> The configuration I have is:
> FreeBSD 4.x box running Samba -> WinXP -> FreeBSD 5.0 box running samba
> Both FreeBSD boxes export home directories. The WinXP box has these
> directories mapped to network drives. Attempting to copy a very large (1.5
> GB) file from the 4.x box to the 5.0 box THROUGH the WinXP box causes the
> 5.0 box to hang (I'm literally using windows explorer to drag the file
> from one network drive to the other: it's my understanding that it would
> be copied from one freebsd box to the windows box then to the other
> freebsd box).
> The destination (FreeBSD 5.0) box enters some sort of interrupted state:
> keystrokes are registered on the console, but it seems to be hung in the
> kernel (ie: I can switch virtual terminals at the console by hitting
> Alt+F2/Alt+F1, but I can't log in or run any commands).  This is likely a
> bug in FreeBSD too, but it's being triggered by something in Samba.
> Is this a known problem? I don't have a serial console that would let me

Not a know Samba problem, but certainly a known problem if you have
networking hardware problems.

- John T.

> break the BSD box to debugger, so it's hard for me to debug what's going
> on... Any insight (above and beyond "Don't transfer files that way") would
> be appreciated.
> - Jeff Jirsa

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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