[Samba] Cannot delete files: "the mounted file system does not support extended attributes"

Laurent Blume laurent.blume at infores.com
Thu Jan 13 15:36:40 GMT 2005

Laurent Blume wrote:
> When trying to delete files on a Samba share, I get the message "Cannot 
> delete <file>: The mounted file system does not support extended 
> attributes."

To answer myself:

 From what I understood, it seems this is a Samba bug in version 2.0.x, 
that was triggered by a recent Windows patch. There was a slight change 
in Windows behaviour when deleting files.

As for me, the problem was fixed by going to HP's package of Samba 
2.2.12, which is the most recent for HP-UX 11.00 (HP-UX CIFS Server 

After that change, the system went out of available file locks. Somehow, 
more seem to be used after that update (I'm not sure why, and it's not a 
bug AFAIK). We had to increase HP-UX's NFLOCK value, and it's now 
running fine.



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