sometimes wrong file sizes shown on linux smbmounts

Urban Widmark urban at
Fri Jan 19 13:12:38 GMT 2001

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Hildenbrand, Patrick wrote:

> Hi
> after compiling samba for using LFS on linux RH7.0 system using a 2.4 kernel
> both samba2.0.7 and 2.2.0-alpha1 do show wrong file sizes on nt sp6 shares
> for files > 2GB (actually, they jsut show the inversed value). There is no
> problem with WinNT SP5 systems. Anybody allready stumbled across this ? Did
> MS change the representation of the filesize ?

No change. smbfs has never supported large files, not in dir listings and
not when accessing files.

A recent question to samba at (which btw is a more appropriate list
for this question) asked the same thing. Browse this months archive (hey,
is it 2015 already?)
Or search the archive at

If you are interested in fixing this then let me know. The other guy
sounded like he might try and do something about it, but he didn't
actually say.


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