I have just switched over from FC5 to FC6; kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
Since I am the only linux user in a large Windows organization, I have always relied heavily on mounting my organization's Windows file system using
mount -t smbs -o credentials=<credentials_file>,uid=<value>,gid=<value>,debug=4 \\\\machine_name\\directory <mount_point>
This has worked beautifully for years, all through RH7,8,9, FC -- FC5. (In FC5 I had to change the 'smbs' file system to 'cifs'; otherwise, things worked just fine.)
However, now in FC6, this no longer works; whatever I try.
The mount command seems to complete fine; but when I do an 'ls' on the mount point I'm told:
ls: reading directory /mnt/P: Invalid argument
I have searched the kernel bug lists a bit and I think that this is a kernel bug, but I'm not sure.
see e.g., https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=211070
Can someone confirm this? And if so, is there a workaround? I'm totally cutoff from my institutional file systems :-(