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Ubuntu client reports "Bad file descriptor" when attempting to read a file via CIFS

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS
  • Ubuntu


  • When attempting to read a file, a Ubuntu client may report Bad file descriptor
  • This persists until the client reboots
  • A packet trace shows the response from ONTAP is STATUS_FILE_CLOSED
  • Additional packet tracing may show that the client never issued a CREATE call to open the file prior to client attempting to read the file

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