Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117697
cifs mount dies while transfering files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
After I mount a cifs share that is on a windows 2000 machine, I begin
to copy a large amount of files from the mount to the local drive for
backup purposes. The cifs share begins to get "cannot stat <mount>
Input/Output error". And then the file transfer dies. If I unmount
then remount the share, I can then get a directory listing but the
file transfer still does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount a cifs share
2. begin to copy files
Actual Results: cannot stat <mount> Input/Output error
Expected Results: be able to copy files from a cifs mount to local
drive without errors, and without having to reboot to finish
This has been happening since the first test 1 kernel came out.
my /var/log/messages is filled with these two lines over and over
kernel: CIFS VFS: Error 0xfffffffb or (-5 decimal) on
cifs_get_inode_info in lookup
kernel: CIFS VFS: Need to reconnect after session died to server
How do things look with the current update kernel ?
There have been a boatload of CIFS fixes since 2.6.3
Things are going great now. I currently am pulling backups from a
windows 2003 server and cifs is solid.