Vanishing SMB mount point

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Mon Aug 9 22:15:30 CST 1999

At 20:29 9/08/99 +0930, Justin Viiret <justin at> wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 01:16:55PM +0930, Nick Morrison wrote:
>>   ls: download: Input/output error
>> I'm a bit unsure as to what caused the problem.  Has anybody had the
>> before?
>I have the same problem - this is using the newest potato debian packages,
>version 2.0.5a. The mount (from a Win98 box that I *know* hasn't gone down)
>stays up for a bit, then disappears for no apparent reason. Any pointers?

Hmmm, it would be interesting to grab a trace of the packets going back and
forth using Ethereal or tcpdump ...

When you say 'stays up for a bit', just how long do you mean?  

I wonder if this would show up for a file system being mounted from a
VMware virtual machine?

Which kernel version are you using?

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