mount_smb shows no files

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Thu Mar 8 08:12:18 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 18:35, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> We are starting to use mount_smbfs to mount backup shares on our Windows 
> XP systems. Formerly we were using Linux successfully, but now many of our 
> mounts succeed, but don't show any files.  We can't tell what might be 
> different among the XP systems to explain the difference, or why FreeBSD 
> and Linux should be different in this regard.

They should not be different, but keep in mind that there is no code
sharing between FreeBSD kernel and Linux kernel, so the implementations
are different and will behave differently.

> Demonstration (note that "ls /mnt" shows no files, but there are files):

Never had such problems, though I can not comment about the windows
OS involved, since I am just a client to them. FreeBSD from 4.x to
6.2-STABLE work for me. I recall one problem with file sizes over 4GB,
which was corrected circa 4.8 - 4.9.

Did you try creating a file? Did you check dmesg for warnings?

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