[K12OSN] Remember my server lockup?

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Tue Oct 26 15:41:40 UTC 2004

I dont' have the thread anymore to keep this as a single thread -- but 
those of you that scratched your head with me about my locking up 
server, I know what caused it, but not why.  (And frankly, don't care 

If I have a windows share mounted via smbclient onto my server, after 
about 10-15 minutes, my server locks up hard.  I can find no log error 
messages, or any thing that hints toward problems, but BAM, after those 
few minutes it just locks up.

If I don't mount that share (or unmount it before it locks up) 
everything is fine.  The share doesn't even have to be accessed to lock 
up the server -- just mounted.  I can repeat the problem consistently.

Today was my proof, since I had to restart the server (due to UPS 
issues) and the entry was in my /etc/fstab file.  After 3 lockups, I 
remembered that the last thing I had done to "fix" the lockups a month 
ago was to unmount that share, I quickly did the same, and we've been 
running for over an hour now.

I was just grasping at straws a month ago, and unmounting the samba 
share was just a desperate effort, so I didn't bother at the time to 
remove the /etc/fstab entry.  It wasn't until today that I know exactly 
what one of the hundred things I tried was the difference.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know.  Thanks for all the help I 
received at the time,
Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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