Subject: SMBFS problem : permission denied - when file already open on the
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: George Abdelmalik <email@example.com>
Date: 10/27/2004 10:13:12
I've been running with 2.0_RC4 for a number for weeks. This NetBSD box
is predominately used as a samba file server and central backup machine
as it has a DDS-4 tape drive. I use mount_smbfs(8) to mount file
systems of Win 98, Win 2000 and WP boxes for backup purposes.
What I have observed is that having mounted one of these file systems
(which are shared as read-only from their windows host) that if a file
is already open on that host machine then access to that file from
within the smbfs mounted file system is not permitted. "Error:
file.txt: Permission denied;"
This behaviour has been repeatable and I've also tried it out with
2.99.9, which behaved the same.
My original thought was that it was probably a windows issue, but I've
recently set up the same test trying a linux implementation (Mandrake
9.2, kenrel 2.6.x) of smbfs which didn't produce this error.
I've also discovered a posting on a FreeBSD mailing list
(http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=i386/64719) which describes
this exact same problem in their 4.9 release. The problem has since
been fixed in release 4.10.
As the NetBSD smbfs is a port from FreeBSD's implementation it is very
likely that this problem has been inherited.
Is anybody able to confirm this issue?