3.0.0 smbmount and 64 bit filesystems?
dave-gnus at bfnet.com
Tue Nov 11 22:36:56 GMT 2003
Andrew> There are some experimental patches for smbfs, but the CIFS
Andrew> VFS (http://www.samba.org/samba/Linux_CIFS_client.html)
Andrew> supports this natively and is a much better option.
Why is CIFS a better option? I've tried the CIFS filesystem, but I
can't get anything to mount. The mount.cifs command segfaults, and
stracing it shows:
mount("//server/share", "/tmp/dir", "cifs", 0xc0ed0040, 0x10002960) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
The man page says:
EINVAL Source had an invalid superblock. Or, a remount was attempted,
while source was not already mounted on target. Or, a move was
attempted, while source was not a mount point, or was '/'. Or,
an umount was attempted, while target was not a mount point.
I'm certain that none of these things is the case. I can mount the
same //server/share on other linux machines running smbfs. This is
not a remount. This is not a move or an umount.
So this strikes me as a buggy CIFS filesystem. I would love to find
out how to make it work. In the meantime I'll have to figure out how
to kludge smbfs to support 64-bit.
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