CIFS entensions for UNIX in smbfs
jn at it.swin.edu.au
Sun Jan 27 00:19:11 GMT 2002
I have come across a few issues with SMB_QUERY_FILE_UNIX_LINK and
Firstly in SMB_SET_FILE_UNIX_BASIC, a SMB_SIZE_NO_CHANGE constant or
flag would be good. And perhaps a SMB_TIME_NO_CHANGE.
The second issue is to do with symlinks. Firstly I think
SMB_QUERY_FILE_UNIX_LINK fails because the sbuf already has the S_IFLNK
flag removed. This might be by design. The semantics of symlinks get
complex once the server starts modifying them but this might be a good
In order to test the client code I just added another call to vfs_lstat
before the S_ISLNK check.
The client also needs to know if it should follow symlinks locally or
remotely. I can think of cases where both could be usefull. This is a
client only issue but a flag on the server which means never return
symlink info might also be useful.
Anyway, I have symlinks more or less working in smbfs. Now on to
Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Great news ! I'm already thinking about the UNIX ACL extensions and
> fcntl locking...
What is the advantage over fcntl locking over the existing SMBlockingX?
Or is this just the same but with a sane interface?
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