We have a RHEL server running as a Samba server for our Windows network which has been running fine for ages. All of a sudden this morning one specific folder became really slow and sometimes inaccessible. It's the
/home/ directory (containing all of the user specific stuff, like their windows desktops, documents etc). It's not only really slow over the network, but when I try to use ls to view the directory it just hangs.
I'm getting loads of messages like the following in
Mar 20 09:53:32 zeus smbd: [2012/03/20 09:53:32, 0] smbd/service.c:set_current_service(184) Mar 20 09:53:32 zeus smbd: chdir (/opt/shares/home/tim.rosser) failed
What could be causing this slowness with Samba?