[Samba] Bug when copying files from a Samba directory mounted by cifs
andrew at fluidgravity.co.uk
Mon Jun 4 14:55:52 UTC 2018
I've been having a problem copying files from a Samba directory, mounted by cifs
so that it's accessible from a Linux machine.
The autofs service is used to mount the Samba directory on /samba/public/name
with mount options "-fstype=cifs,guest,file_mode=0664,dir_mode=0775".
If I do this:
touch /samba/public/name/foo # create an empty file
cp /samba/public/name/foo .
then the copy of 'foo' seems to keep growing and will eventually fill up the
disk partition, unless the 'cp' process is killed.
I've found I can work around this problem by using 'rsync' or 'smbclient'
instead. 'scp' gives the same problem as 'cp'.
The Samba server is a Docker container running CentOS 6.9, and Samba 3.6.23.
The clients are running OpenSUSE Leap 42.3, and cifs-utils 6.5-5.1.
Can anyone help with this? Is it a known bug?
Thanks for any help.
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