[Samba] problem with displaying large number of large file names

dmarshall at oh.hra.com dmarshall at oh.hra.com
Wed Oct 6 19:50:43 GMT 2004

We have been using Samba for 4 or 5 years.  The server has done its
function well.

Now, I'm trying to upgrade from 2.0.3 to 3.0.x

==> We serve files with large file names (80 characters).  We can see all
file names on our 2.0.3 server but cannot on the 3.0.x implementation.
==> Seems coincidental with trying to operate on files in UNIX

/ms9v_000>ls *
/bin/ksh: /usr/bin/ls: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.
ms9v_000>ls | wc
     441     441   33957
samba will display all files in /ms9v_000 in 2.0.3 (441 files) but only 65
files are displayed in 3.0.x release
      ==> We can access all files by name, but a directory listing in DOS
prompt only displays 65 files and
            the Windows display only lists 65 files

/PCTMP>ls | wc
  518     703    6988

ls * in the "/PCTMP" directory works fine
samba will properly display all files in /PCTMP in 2.0.3 release and 3.0.x

I tried using 3.0.1, 3.0.4, 3.0.5, and 3.0.7 releases.

Thanks for your time.


David Marshall

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