[Samba] smbmount hanging

John H Terpstra jht at primastasys.com
Tue Sep 21 15:23:55 GMT 2004


If you are mounting shares that are on a Windows machine onto the file system 
of your Linux system then you are probably using smbfs - a Linux kernel file 
system driver. smbfs is not Samba. smbmount is a front-end utility that 
belongs to smbfs but shares some code with Samba. No-one on the Samba Team 
maintains these tools, they are maintained by the smbfs maintainers.

Asking for help with smbfs on the Samba mailing list is a little like asking a 
Ford dealership to handle a warranty complaint for a GM automobile.

smbfs is very old out-dated technology. cifsfs has replaced it in the Linux 
2.6.x kernel. Suggest you look into cifsfs.

Sorry, I do not wish to be rude, but you should check into cifsfs - it is more 
up to date compared with Samba-3.0.x.

John T.

On Tuesday 21 September 2004 01:55, Paul Farrow wrote:
> Reposted due to no response ...
> Please please can someone shed some light on this one.
> I have mounted some windows 2003 shares onto the my linux box, Supermicro
> dual xeon running fedora core 2 samba 3.0.6 using smbmount and quite often
> the shares will die or just hang when there is a lot of activity on them.
> Does anyone have any idea how to stop this happening?
> The errors that I get in smbmount.log is the following...
> tdb_lock failed on list 112 ltype=1 (bad file descriptor)
> Looking on google only a few people have got this but no conclusive
> resolution.
> I wondered if it meant that the file was in use exclusively from the
> windows machine !!!
> Cheers
> Paul

John H Terpstra, CTO
PrimaStasys Inc.
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
OpenLDAP by Example, ISBN: 0131488732
Other books in production.

More information about the samba mailing list