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Old 08-22-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy samba client freezes when samba server goes down

I simultaneously use two linux machines right next to eachother, and use synergy to share the keyboard and mouse, and samba to share the files of the master machine.

The master machine runs samba server, and the slave machine connects to the master and mounts the share.

When I turn off the master machine, then it causes the client machine's file system to freeze. Trying to access any files causes a process to freeze.

I'm assuming what is going on is the client machine's file system is getting clogged up by an unsatisfied samba request, so any other request to the file system layer are put into the que, but are never processed because of the samba request.

Has anyone ever had this problem? Is there a way to fix it, so if the Samba server goes down, the samba client will just timeout on the share, rather than waiting for eternity?

Old 08-22-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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this happens because you have mounted the samba share onto the client by using the default values or settings. try mounting the share onto the client by using the "soft,intr" option with the "-o" switch. this enables the client to disable the mounting process after a few tries.


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