[Samba] system freeze with message CIFS VFS: Unexpected lookup error -88

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Thu Feb 23 07:31:40 MST 2012

Hi everyone,

I have had a few system freezes in the recent months (debian squeeze 
with vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem), with the following message in dmesg :

CIFS VFS: Unexpected lookup error -88
CIFS VFS: Send error in SessSetup = -88

It is the same symptoms as in the redhat bugzilla :


It it mentionned that it is patched in redhat kernel 
kernel-2.6.32-170.el6, but I have not found any information if that 
patch was sent upstream, and if yes, in which cifs module version.

If anyone has information on this one, I'd be glad to hear.


Denis Cardon
Denis Cardon
Tranquil IT Systems
44 bvd des pas enchantés
44230 Saint Sébastien sur Loire
tel : +33 (0)

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