Q re samba vs W2K

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Jan 30 20:48:40 EST 2002

Excuse the W* words, sensitive souls should stop reading now...

The strangest thing is going on at the office, and So far I traced it
to something between W2K and Linux (using samba).

I am asking here in case this is a known issue with a known (not to me)

When I write a 5GB file from W2K to Linux, on RH7.1 (kernel 2.4.7?) I
an I/O error at the 4GB boundary while RH7.2 (2.4.9?) creates a bad file
which says it is 5GB but is really just a small wrapper around a huge
Creating the file locally (on W2K) is just fine.

Both linux sided use xfs which handles large files just fine locally or
over NFS.

This does not happen from WNT. So, is this a W2K problem? Or is W2K
using some newer SMB that samba mishandles?

If there is a chance that this is a samba thing then I can get the

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>

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