Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3625 closed Bug (invalid)

Saving to a Samba share in OS X with unix extensions disabled freezes Transmission

Reported by: tsigo Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 2.10
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: rspeicher@…


I have a fileserver which shares a folder using Samba. I recently added a new drive to the server, and added a symlinked folder in the main share pointing to the new drive. In order for that symlink to work properly and be treated as a usable folder on Unix-based systems, one has to disable the unix extensions setting in Samba.

After disabling unix extensions, restarting Samba and reconnecting to the share, I've noticed an issue in Transmission where selecting a folder - any folder - on the Samba share as the destination directory causes Transmission to completely freeze less than a minute after starting the transfer (presumably while it's pre-allocating the file). I have to Force Quit it. And I can't just restart it either or it will freeze again; I have to delete the torrent file, the resume file and the corresponding entry in the Transfers.plist file inside the Transmission Library folder. I've had this happen with everything from a single file less than 200 MB to a single 4 GB file.

I've duplicated this behavior on a Mac Pro running 10.6.4 and Transmission 2.04, as well as on a MacBook? running 10.6.4 and Transmission 2.1. I was not able to duplicate this on Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 running 2.04. I've also verified that re-enabling unix extensions in the Samba config eliminates the behavior, but I'd really like to get this working with that setting disabled.

Also, I'm not entirely sure this is Transmission's fault - it could be something in the underlying OS - but I'm looking for help in debugging this further, as I've done about all I can do with it.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by tsigo

  • Cc rspeicher@… added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by tsigo

Well, I was able to duplicate this with uTorrent for Mac, so I suppose it's a Mac and/or Samba issue.

Feel free to mark as invalid, but I'd appreciate any ideas that anyone has.

Last edited 11 years ago by tsigo (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

No idea. You might ask the Samba people if they have any suggestions.

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