[CentOS] samba problem with kernel 2.6.32-279.*

Wed Aug 15 11:25:58 UTC 2012
Mogens Kjaer <mk at lemo.dk>


We use Norton Ghost, running in a PXE booted DOS, to
handle Windows XP images.

The images are stored on a samba share on our CentOS 6

This has worked without any problems for years.

After kernel 2.6.32-279* it has stopped working.

The symptom is that if I boot in DOS, and do:

net use x: \\myserver\ghostimages
dir x:

I get an infinite loop where the first file name is
listed again and again.

Going back to kernel-2.6.32-220.17.1 on the server fixes
the problem.

The problem exist with kernel-2.6.32-279, kernel-2.6.32-279.2.1,
and kernel-2.6.32-279.5.1.

Samba is version samba-3.5.10-125, the server is x86_64.

Where should I look for a solution to that problem on
the newer kernels?


Mogens Kjaer, mk at lemo.dk