[Samba] smbmount not exiting

Zenon Panoussis oracle at provocation.net
Thu Oct 2 10:32:57 GMT 2003

Joel Hammer wrote:

 >>The obvious suspect is exit trapping between smbmount and smbmnt, but
 >>that's a suspicion that won't hold in court; it's sheer speculation.

> Well, smbmount is a process that runs until you umount the share.
> This seems like normal behavior.

It's a daemon. When you start a daemon you're supposed to get
your prompt back, along with an exit code indicating whether
the daemon started well or not. Getting your prompt hijacked
by a daemon is not normal behaviour.

In the meanwhile I found other similar reports:


All of them are on Redhat 9, all of them are recent, from the past
two-three months. I'll try installing a samba.org RPM and see if
I still have the same problem.


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