[Samba] Samba Serving NFS Mounted Directories

Jon Forrest jlforrest at berkeley.edu
Sat Jan 23 11:33:36 MST 2010

On 1/23/2010 12:48 AM, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> You need to get over that. Running Samba on NFS imports is a
> really bad idea. At least every month people report strange
> lockups, timeouts and other weird things on this list that
> can be attributed to NFS imports.

I'm not doubting that what you say is
true, since I've seen it myself, but
whenever possible I try to get deeper
understanding of what causes these
strange problems. That's one
of the reasons why I posted my

So, I'll restate the question - what is it
about NFS exports that gives Samba trouble
that doesn't occur when serving local files?

Jon Forrest
Research Computing Support
College of Chemistry
173 Tan Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
jlforrest at berkeley.edu

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