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Old 03-25-2006, 11:18 PM   #1
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LVM mounts not showing up in Samba shares

I am running FC4, Samba 3.0.14a-2, and LVM 2.01.08.

LVM is configured and running without issue.

I have configured Samba and I am able to see my server from my PC and my mac and am able to mount shares on both.

However I am unable to mount a share or view any mount points for LVM partitions from within the smb shares.

The main directory I am trying to share is "/data" this is a directory off of my root filesystem (ext3). Within this directory I have mounted several LVM VGs, and one file for testing purposes. The directory structure looks like:
/data (directory on root)
/data/brian (LVM VG mounted here)
/data/photos (LVM VG mounted here)
/data/test.txt (sample file for testing)
I have also setup a share for /opt just for tesing.

I have one other share setup for /data/brian also for testing.

Now what happens is I can mount the "opt" share from windows or mac & everything looks fine. I can traverse directories, view files etc. Works perfectly.

I can mount the "data" share in windows and mac but the ONLY thing I see in this mount is the test.txt file the two LVM mounts don't show up at all.

If I attempt to mount the "brian" share windows gives me the message that the network provider could not be found. And Mac os just sits there attempting to mount the share & never times out.

I get lines similar to this back from 'dmesg':
smb_add_request: request [cde9be00, mid=50504] timed out!

but I'm not sure if that is related to this issue or just a timeout of one of the smb shares I have mounted on the server using smbclient.

My 'mount' output is (I removed lines unrelated to this issue):
/dev/sde2 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sde5 on /opt type ext3 (rw)
/dev/mapper/vg-data--brian on /data/brian type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/mapper/vg-photos on /data/photos type ext3 (ro)
Here is my samba.conf:
        workgroup = IRK
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.smbd
        security = share
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        workgroup = irk
        server string =
        path = /data
        writeable = yes
        guest ok = yes
        browseable = yes
        path = /data/brian
        writeable = yes
        guest ok = yes
        browseable = yes
        path = /opt
        writeable = no
        guest ok = yes
        browseable = yes
Log.smbd gives the following output repeatedly, although I'm not too worried about this yet, I'd first like to figure out why the shares don't show up.:
[2006/03/25 21:51:35, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:startsmbfilepwent(204)
  startsmbfilepwent_internal: unable to open file /etc/samba/smbpasswd. Error was: Permission denied
[2006/03/25 21:51:36, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:add_smbfilepwd_entry(606)
  add_smbfilepwd_entry: unable to open file.
[2006/03/25 21:51:36, 1] auth/auth_sam.c:check_sam_security(291)
  Failed to modify entry.
[2006/03/25 21:51:36, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(642)
  gir ( connect to service data initially as user nobody (uid=99, gid=99) (pid 29751)
[2006/03/25 21:51:36, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:startsmbfilepwent(279)
  startsmbfilepwent_internal: failed to set 0600 permissions on password file /etc/samba/smbpasswd. Error was Permission denied
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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