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Windows 7 cause “mount: Cannot allocate memory”

Had a friend who want to backup all his files (300GB+) from a Linux server to a laptop harddisk, we hit with a error message that cause Linux unable to mount the shared folder in laptop.


[root@localhost ~]# mount -t cifs "//" -o username=admin,password=1234
ed /mnt/laptop/
mount: Cannot allocate memory

The server has at least 3GB cached RAM available in the memory pool. So that’s not possible with memory issues.

Take a look at dmesg and you should see this error

Oct  3 00:33:18 localhost kernel:  CIFS VFS: Send error in SessSetup = -12
Oct  3 00:33:18 localhost kernel:  CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

If you have the above error, most likely it is due to your Windows 7 machine. Let’s move to the Windows 7 and troubleshoot.
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