[Samba] Directories recursive deletion problem

Pierre Evenou pierre.evenou at rozofs.org
Fri Oct 19 07:25:29 MDT 2012

Hi all,

We are trying  to export RozoFS (a scale out nas, see www.rozofs.org) with
Samba to windows clients, but we're facing a strange behavior.

While every thing sounds good, windows 7 explorer fails to delete
directories recursively.

We create a directories foo/bar on the share, if we suppress foo with the
explorer, bar is suppressed but not foo (do it twice and you're done), on
the other hand in Windows CMD, rmdir /S foo works perfectly (as with linux
and OS X (10.5 and 10.6 at least) clients).

The test has been done with Samba 3.5.6 (debian squeeze) and 3.6.6 (debian
wheezy). smbd logs ant tracing smbd with strace gives almost the same for
Explorer and CMD.

Any idea will be really helpfull.



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