Large file size issues with Samba client.

Brett Simpson Simpsonb at
Fri Jun 21 09:45:01 GMT 2002

After patching Samba 2.2.3 and the 2.4.18 kernel with your patchs and I can now access files > 2GB without issue. Just for kicks I downloaded 2.5.24 and that worked too (without patching the kernel). Guess smbfs lfs is included. For now though I'm running 2.4.18 just to be safe. Thanks.


>>> Urban Widmark <urban at> 06/20/02 02:34PM >>>
On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Brett Simpson wrote:

> I'm trying to access a Windows 2000 server share that has files > 2GB
> using the Samba client 2.2.3 that comes with Redhat 7.3. It lists the
> files as being many times larger than their actual size. I upgraded to
> the CVS version of Samba today and it still has the problem. Any ideas
> on how to work around this?

Apply the 2.4.18 kernel patches from: 

00 - 02 + the samba patch to make smbmount negotiate.

smbfs did not implement LFS before.


More information about the samba-technical mailing list