Linux kernel 2.6 smbfs bugs

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Mon Jan 12 21:13:37 GMT 2004

> It doesn't look like these would fail against the cifs vfs, but smbfs still
> shouldn't oops even it won't be long before smbfs is replaced by cifs vfs
> for all but a few legacy scenarios.

Mmm, I hope smbfs sticks around for a few more years though. I don't think most
Linux people care if MS has EOL'd their operating systems. Personally I plan on
using NT and 98 for some time. Unless cifsvfs supports everything smbfs does I
don't see how it can be removed.

A program should be written to  model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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