[plug] Samba, delayed write failed, and can't become connected user

sothisistheinternet sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 19:17:33 WST 2009

Thanks Daniel,

I've done a bunch of trouble shooting and have been able to rule the
switch out, but perhaps not the onboard NIC:

I swapped in a different switch and cables - no effect
I used the manufacturer's diagnostics and checked the filesystems on
the drives - nothing wrong
Restarting smb fixes the issue - until then, no computers can connect
Problem began just after installing FC10 after having been using FC5 for ages

Any other ideas would be very much appreciated. It's driving me nuts
and causing problems with my downloads.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Daniel Foote <freefoote at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.
>> Anyone? I made the FC10 system the master browser and thought that had
>> corrected the problem, think the problem was being caused by
>> elections. It was good for about 36 hours then during the night two
>> more episodes of 'delayed write failed' during PTP file transfers,
>> each require a sudo service smb restart to get samba to let other
>> computers on the network access it again.
> The last time I saw something like this, it was caused by a gigabit
> network card (windows client machine) on a 100mbit switch, connected
> to a Linux server (samba) with a 100mbit network card. Something
> related to the gigabit card, the cabling, or the switch caused it to
> 'micro-dropout' (I estimate 10ms or less) - just long enough to
> disconnect the Windows client from the samba server. In this case, it
> caused this Windows machine to emit the 'delayed write failed'
> message, and also released locks that the machine had on certain
> shared files, causing other issues.
> Not sure if that will help in your case... but something to consider.
> Daniel Foote.
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