[Samba] file transfer freeze with SW [smbiod] process..

mrgrimm at radioactivecatfish.com mrgrimm at radioactivecatfish.com
Wed Sep 22 17:59:32 GMT 2004

ahoy all.

working 2 machines, both with fedora core 2 Linux 2.6.8-1.521 and the 
following samba config:

can mount and unmount samba shares fine.  however, once any file 
transfer or seek or whatever (i.e. nautilus to view mounted folders, 
xmms to access files on mounted share, etc.) io with samba server 
freezes.  i cannot cd,ls into mounted directories. df,ls,cd eventually 
give up with message:

'/mnt/samba/casa/moe/share': Input/output error

afterwards cannot unmount shares (i.e. device busy) even after restart 
of samba server

three interesting things:

1. when i access the samba server from windows xp pro, no problems: only 
happens from the linux client.
2. when samba server starts, there are 2 smbd -D processes and one nmbd 
-D process.  even when restart samba server service, same thing.
3. when freeze occurs, following 2 processes show up:

root      3103  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   13:35   0:00 [smbiod]
mrgrimm   3137  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        Z    13:38   0:00 [netstat] 

been unsuccessfully searching for an answer.  thanks in advance.

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