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Old 7th November 2006, 12:03 PM
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Exclamation Problem mounting a samba share "CIFS VFS: Send error in SETFSUnixInfo = -5"

Trying to mount a samba share from a newly installed FC6 installation.
No problem connecting to this share from my other RHAS4 or FC5 installations. The share is not the issue.
I installed the smb-client and executed 'yum update' for the FC6 system.

# mount -t cifs //server/share /mnt/mountpoint -o user=nobody,password=nobody

# dmesg|tail gives:
CIFS VFS: Send error in SETFSUnixInfo = -5

After executing the mount command I can not delete or 'ls' the /mnt/mountpoint directory. Something is corrupt:

[root@server ~]# ls /mnt/mountpoint
ls: reading directory /mnt/mountpoint/: Invalid argument
[root@server ~]# rm -R /mnt/mountpoint/
rm: descend into directory `/mnt/mmountpoint/'? y
rm: reading directory `/mnt/mountpoint/': Invalid argument

I tried to google the dmesg error but found nothing that could help me.

Last edited by Roderick; 7th November 2006 at 12:13 PM.
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Old 8th November 2006, 12:30 AM
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I made a network connection to the directory using NFS.
This solves my problem, but does not solve the issue I described. If someone can help me out then that would be great.
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Old 9th November 2006, 04:43 AM
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I suspect that the problem may lie in the mount.cifs command to mount the samba server. I also am having the same problem access my samba shares on my FC5 file server from my FC6 box. No problem accessing and viewing the same shares on my Win2k box, just from my FC6 box. Like you, my mount statement calls for a CIFS connection although I use specific users and passwords embedded in the mount command.

I did file a bugzilla report today: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=214735

I hope to get some answers as I run a mixed network, so I can't just server the files over NFS. I believe it only happens with large sub-directories. I can view many sub-directories, but it chokes on the large ones.

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Old 9th November 2006, 08:16 AM
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Thanks for your respons. I be monitoring the bug report.
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