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

sothisistheinternet sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 08:01:36 WST 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 7:59 AM, sothisistheinternet
<sothisistheinternet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM, sothisistheinternet
> <sothisistheinternet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM, sothisistheinternet
>> <sothisistheinternet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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:
>> Bought a PCI nic today. As of now, there's a new NIC and new CAT5
>> cable and the samba server is connected directly to a router ethernet
>> port, not the switch, as is the PC that's been having the most issues.
>> Ari
> Happened again. Bug report time. I'm ruing this OS update :(

PS - ping OUT to the windows client from the FC10 samba server results
in everything working again.

> Ari
>>> 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.
>>> Ari
>>> 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.
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
>>>> http://www.plug.org.au/mailman/listinfo/plug
>>>> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au

More information about the plug mailing list