[nycphp-talk] Suspending virtual machines with Samba shares

Yitzchak Schaffer yitzchak.schaffer at
Mon Jan 11 12:32:54 EST 2010

Hello all,

For my dev environment, I have a Linux VM (VMware Server 2) running on a 
Win7 host laptop.  I have a Samba share set up so's I can use my 
Win7-based editing tools.

When I go from work to home, I hibernate the laptop, after I suspend the 
VM.  Occasionally (read, almost every time) I forget to close some file 
in some app somewhere, and when I hit suspend, the app goes catatonic 
for an inordinately long time (at least it feels that way when I'm 
trying to pack out, perhaps 30 seconds).

Has anyone discovered a way to break an app out of Samba shock, or avoid 
having it happen in the first place, without killing processes?

Many thanks,

Yitzchak Schaffer
Systems Manager
Touro College Libraries
33 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel (212) 463-0400 x5230
Fax (212) 627-3197
Email yitzchak.schaffer at

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