CIFS ERROR: VERB: Tconx to (VOL NAME) error No valid mount point

  • 7015379
  • 16-Jul-2014
  • 16-Jul-2014

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux

Situation

/var/log/messages is reporting messages similar to the following over and over again in the logs:
CIFS[7391]: ERROR: VERB:                   Tconx to (SYS) error No valid mount point

The volume name does not need to be SYS.  Other than the logged messages, there does not appear to be any issues with CIFS and connections.

Resolution

These errors are logged with a client, user, script running on a client, or application running on a client that tries to access a volume or share that is not available in the list of CIFS exported volumes/shares list (as reported by novcifs -sl).  In this specific example "SYS" is a special NCP/NSS volume and CIFS normally does not include it in its list of exported volumes/shares.

These messages are informational and does not indicate a problem with CIFS.  The best way to stop the messages from being logged it to modify the scripts or applications to not attempt to access the volumes or shares that are not available in the CIFS export list.

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