[Samba] smbmount hanging

Paul Farrow samba at farrowcomputing.com
Tue Sep 21 15:37:47 GMT 2004


Thanks for your help, at last a person that will talk to me with
suggestions.  Apologies to the group I always thought smbfs was to do with
the samba group, shows how little I know.  I believe that smbfs links to
cifs these days so will try to hunt down the group to do with cifs.

Thanks again


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+samba=farrowcomputing.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+samba=farrowcomputing.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of John H Terpstra
Sent: 21 September 2004 16:24
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] smbmount hanging


If you are mounting shares that are on a Windows machine onto the file
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
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
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

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