Updating kernel on SLE 11 SP1 breaks CIFS
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1
The updated machine has a CIFS share mounted.
Browsing the mount point via the command line or GUI is fine, but as soon as a file is read or copied, the machine hangs. To recover from this condition a reboot is required.
The problem did not exist prior to updating the kernel.
This is caused by a change introduced the Linux kernel version 126.96.36.199-0.5.
Novell has fixed the issue in kernel version 188.8.131.52-0.2.1 released in September 2010 and later versions.
From the changelog of kernel 184.108.40.206-0.2.1 :
* Wed Aug 04 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
- patches.fixes/cifs-fix-vfs-busy-inode-errors: Revert the commit that fixes
page refcount leak which is not required but causes hangs (bnc#627518).
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- Creation Date: 20-Aug-2010
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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