Oddities with file deletion on CIFS drive

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah@zimbra.com
Thu Sep 9 02:50:00 GMT 2010

--On Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:55 PM -0400 "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <> 

>> build@zre-win-002 ~
>> $ id build
>> uid=503(build) gid=513(None) groups=513(None)
>> build@zre-win-002 ~
>> $ grep build /etc/passwd
>> build:unused:503:513:U-ZRE-WIN-002\build,S-1-5-21-1229272821-2049760794-
>> 1417001333-1003:/home/build:/bin/bash
> This shouldn't be significant but is there a reason that you changed
> your uid to 503 from 1003?

503 is what we usually use for the build user on our linux boxes, I had 
changed it to see if it would do anything ownership wise, but it didn't.  I 
changed it back to 1003 and rebooted, but no change in behavior.

>> build@zre-win-002 ~
>> $ grep 513 /etc/group
>> None:S-1-5-21-1229272821-2049760794-1417001333-513:513:
> Hm, what does 'ls -ln' look like?  I can guess but I shouldn't do that.
> ;-)

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> That covers all the obvious things for me.  I'd recommend taking a look at
> the SAMBA server to see if user IDs are mapped correctly.  Also, I know
> there were some problems in the past with older Samba servers, bugs and
> all.  Make sure you're using a current version there.  It may be
> worthwhile to look at the permissions and owners from the Windows
> perspective too.  If that doesn't get you anywhere, I'd recommend filing
> a full problem report on your follow-up to the list.  See the link below
> for full details:

I don't think the CIFS server is using Samba, actually.  It is a Celerra 
storage array from EMC 
(<http://www.emc.com/products/family/celerra-family.htm>), and in this 
case, it isn't hooked up to an AD server like they usually have them.

>> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html

Ok, thanks.



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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