[Samba] smbfs hang with moderate use

julius julius.junghans at gmx.de
Sun Oct 3 19:36:57 GMT 2004

On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 14:12:00 -0500
"Jake Brownson" <jakeb at iname.com> wrote:

> This may not be the place to talk about smbfs, but it's also possible this is a samba problem... 
> Here's the situation, I mount a share on my Linux client from a Linux samba server, and it seems to work okay at 
> first... If I try and play a video from the share, it hangs after an unspecified time, maybe 5-10 mins... if I try and 
> play multiple video's, or let konquror try and thumbnail them then it hangs very quickly (seconds). 
> By hang I mean this: 
> if I try and do an ls in the directory above the mount, ls hangs... if I try and access any files/directories in the 
> mount the software accessing them hangs, if something was accessing it when the initial hang happens I have to kill -9 
> it. Then I killall smbmount, and umount -l the mount, and all is back to normal. 
> I have tested this to/from different distro's/machines including Mandrake, Debian, and Gentoo. All exibited the same 
> behavior. 
> I am running a 2.6.x kernel on all machines used for testing 
> I also tried using MS Windows XP as a server, and it seemed to run just fine. I was unable to get it to hang. This leads 
> me to believe it may be samba that is causing the problems. 
> Any ideas? 
> Thanks, 
> ~Jake B 

Thats "exaclty" the same what my samba server/share does....except that the movie share doenst seem to hang at all...maybe it has something todo with the amount of data that gets send.

My last post to this topic.....[Samba] Listening to .wav files let the share "die"?


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