Bug 171082 - 30+ seconds delay on mount smbfs (samba) with odd (manual) workaround curing the problem
Summary: 30+ seconds delay on mount smbfs (samba) with odd (manual) workaround curing ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 168280
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
URL: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/...
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-10-17 23:29 UTC by Chris
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-20 13:33:47 UTC

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Description Chris 2005-10-17 23:29:41 UTC
Description of problem:

This is the same as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168280

I posted it here because I think it might be a problem in util-linux-2.12a-
16.EL4.12 and not in samba (which 168280 is posted under).

Breifly - this causes a 30+ second delay:-

mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o username=xxx 

However - if, instead of waiting 30 seconds, you hit Ctrl-Z and type "bg", it 
successfully completes immediately (wihtout having to wait 30 seconds).

Looks like the bug is related to some kind of waiting around for a signal that 
never arrives, and the Ctrl-Z+"bg" "hack" delivers whatever it's waiting for...

# rpm -q --whatprovides mount

# mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o username=xxx 

[1]+  Stopped                 mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o 
# bg
[1]+ mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o username=xxx &
[1]+  Done                    mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o username=xxx
2. wait 30+ seconds
3. mounts OK


1. mount -w -t smbfs // /x -o username=xxx
2. Ctrl-Z (immediately)
3. bg (immediately)
4. hit enter (immediately)
5. mount works right away

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
All my older Kernels work fine (ES3)

NB: this is posted here in the "Expert" bugzilla mode because the other 
bugzilla mode does not work right now (javascript "invalid syntax" error after 
collecting all my data)

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2005-10-20 09:06:21 UTC
Please, try it directly without the mount command:

 # /sbin/mount.smbfs // /x -o username=xxx

BTW, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168280#c3 sounds

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2005-10-20 13:33:47 UTC
Closing. It seems like a samba mount problem. See:

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 168280 ***

Comment 3 Chris 2005-10-21 00:05:28 UTC
Oops - I posted this reply in the wrong place - here it is again:-

The problem is identical using /sbin/mount.smbfs isntead of the "mount" 

Below - I issued the command, waited 30 seconds (it still did not complete) so 
I hit Ctrl-Z, bg, and it completed immediately OK:-

[root@ca2 xxx]# date;/sbin/mount.smbfs // /x -o 
Thu Oct 20 13:10:58 UTC 2005

[1]+  Stopped                 /sbin/mount.smbfs // /x -o 
Thu Oct 20 13:11:27 UTC 2005
[root@ca2 xxx]# bg
[1]+ /sbin/mount.smbfs // /x -o username=xxx &
[root@ca2 xxx]# 
[1]+  Done                    /sbin/mount.smbfs // /x -o 
[root@ca2 xxx]# 

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