Samba crashing windows clients
I am running a some of my own software in a cluster that reads (only) a lot of files from a samba share on an ubuntu linux 12.10 64 bit machine.
I have windows clients on other machines and linux clients on the linux machine.
All works fine if all clients use the samba share to access the files, but if the linux clients access the files directly from the filesystem the windows clients receive corrupted data from smb and crash.
To make the linux client not use the file system directly I use
mount -t cifs //linux_machine//cluster ~/cluster_via_smb
Although I have found the fix of all using smb, I am wondering why