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SAMBA: mount hangs

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Samba 2.2.7a on RH 9.0
Installed, working partially

Issuing command mount -t smbfs -o username=foo,password=bar //$OXWAN/storage /mnt/server2

This sometimes works perfectly, sometimes hangs. When it hangs, pressing ctrl-c will break out (unfortunately, this breaks any script that might be issuing the mount) and the mount has taken place. Yes, the share is mounted.

I just ran it a number of times, and it seems to hang once every three or four tries. The server is not particularly busy, and is on the LAN - even on the same switch.

How do I eliminate this occasional hang?
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Question by:markofenstein
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ivyfranklin earned 2000 total points
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This is a known bug with Samba and Redhat 9.  A discussion of the problem with possible solutions can be found here:

http://www.hadez.org/articles/technical/redhat9_samba_bug.html

running the following script seems to fix the problem:

 mv /usr/bin/smbmount /usr/bin/smbmount.orig
cat << EOF > /usr/bin/smbmount
#!/bin/bash
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
exec /usr/bin/smbmount.orig "$@"
EOF
chmod 755 /usr/bin/smbmount

Let me know if you need any more help.
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by:markofenstein
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OK, that appears to work.

I implemented it on one workstation and ran the little test script to dismount and remount - it was exhibiting the hang every 3 or 4 mounts and now went 20 with no hang, so I'm gonna mark that one fixed.

I'm having a bitch of a time getting the overall networking mounting reliably and staying mounted. I'm going to post more problems, and I hope you'll stay with me here, okay?

I'm going to wait and make sure this gets posted before I go to the "accept" button...
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