[Samba] WinNT offline file attribute

Shirish Kalele kalele at veritas.com
Wed Apr 24 20:33:01 GMT 2002

John E. Malmberg wrote:
> Shirish Kalele wrote:
>  > As I understood it (and I could be wrong), indicating offline wasn't
>  > a problem, the problem was finding out if a file was offline. I'm
>  > sure Damir could code up a custom fix to make Samba do it (using
>  > ioctl's or whatever) and distribute the fix as his patch. But I
>  > don't see how there could be a generic fix. I remember there was
>  > talk of such a thing.
> The other part of the problem is identifying if the version of Windows
> that the client is running will honor the offline bit.
How would this help? Also, how are Windows servers that support offlining
different in this scenario?

Seems like setting the bit would alleviate the problem from some of the
clients, as opposed to all (which happens today).

- SK

> It it does not, then such a client would cause the entire shelved file
> system to be swapped in and out.

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