I have done a brief search here, and cannot find anything on this subject.
OK, have a network, and everything is hunky dory.
To mount a Win Drive on my Linux machine I have created 4 mount points for my 4 Windows machine drives thus:-
/home/winC /home/winD /home/winE /home/winF [cdrom]
submount //<Windows Machine>/C /home/winC
and then get presented with password (as expected), enter password, and they mount fine, and are browseable in Linux as required :-)
But... if I make a typo in the smbclient <machine> part, or enter an incorrect password I get a device not found/busy MS type of error message, and nothing happens except the mount point becomes a file [52KB] (created 1974) (?) and the permissions are set so nobody (including root) has access to do anything with it. I have done a page with 2 small screen dumps to aid you visualize the problem:-
The only way I can remove these 'corrupted' folders is to re-boot!.
Is this a bug? Is there any other way to delete these corrupt 'folders/files' other than rebooting?