smbmount with big file sizes

Les Barstow phoenix at
Tue Jul 2 20:04:02 GMT 2002

Is there a reason this hasn't made it into the Samba and mnt.smbfs main
trees yet?  I would have use of it, but it seems odd that it isn't
included in many default kernel builds or in the main Samba build - I
don't want to mess up a production box by doing so.

Les Barstow

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Urban Widmark wrote:

> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 15:40:04 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Urban Widmark <urban at>
> To: yash at
> Cc: samba-technical at, sandip at, varun at
> Subject: Re: smbmount with big file sizes
> On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 yash at wrote:
> > I have also tried:
> >
> >
> >
> > with exactly the steps whatever they are:
> > But no luck i have used kernel 2.4.16 and samba 2.2.2.
> You have probably not patched both the kernel and samba, rebuilt and
> reinstalled both. If either samba or the kernel you are using[1] is
> unpatched you will not get large file support.
> Also note that there is a 2.4.18 version available. I don't remember that
> anything changed from the 2.4.16 patch, but I do know that a lot of people
> have had success with the 2.4.18 one.
> /Urban
> [1] - There is a difference between using and have installed. You can
>       have multiple versions installed but use the wrong one.

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