flaky cifs mounting after recent kernel update

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Fri Nov 7 15:54:10 UTC 2008

Art Alexion wrote:
> I allowed the kernel update yesterday and rebooted.  Since then, it seems 
> my cifs (windows share) mounts randomly balk at how they are mounted.
> There are 5 mounts, and 3 are fairly identical in that they are shares on 
> the same windows server with identical credentials, but mount -a seems to 
> decide to mount one or two ro.  And it isn't always the same ones.
> Is anyone else getting this with Intrepid?

Just mounted 2 items a few moments ago to test, both came up rw. This is 
authenticating to an Active Directory domain with -o user,domain.

Doesn't mean it's not flaky, just that it worked this time here and I 
haven't noticed problems yet.

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