debian: smbfs: support for large files (>2GB) in sid with 2.4.19

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Oct 14 00:34:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 07:20:44PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hola Eduardo,
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 10:24:11PM +0000, Eduardo Pérez Ureta wrote:
> > Why I can't create files bigger that 2GB using Debian sid with linux 2.4.19
> > smbfs as client and WinXP home as server?
> > Where's the problem:
> > - linux 2.4.19 smbfs
> > - smbfs
> > - WinXP home
> > ?
> > This is a common setup so more people like me will have this problem.
> > Do you know a solution?
> Both the userspace and kernel pieces of smbfs must support LFS in order
> for you to be able to access files > 2GB.  As of Linux 2.4.19 and Samba
> 3.0alpha20, neither has support for LFS by default: patches exist for
> both, but they have not been included in official releases of either
> the kernel or Samba.
> I'm cc:ing the upstream samba-technical mailing list on my reply,
> because I believe that this is an increasingly important requirement for
> the smbfs userbase, and that the Samba Team should seriously consider
> making LFS support in smbfs a goal for the Samba 3.0 release.

The 'Samba Team' doesn't maintain smbfs, and without those changes a patch 
to smbmount doesn't make to much sense.  That said, I don't mind applying 
them - but it's not been a priority.

Andrew Bartlett

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