large file support in smbfs

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Thu Oct 7 03:18:52 GMT 2004

David Wuertele said:
> My embedded system (linux-1.4.18) currently uses smbfs (stock) and
> smbmount (from 3.0.6) to access shares on the network, but I'm running
> into problems with >2GB files, only on smbfs.
> I have heard that smbfs works fine with
>>2GB files, but so far I haven't found any clues as to what I need to
> do to enable it.
> Any suggestions of where to start troubleshooting?

You might be better off asking the smbfs maintainer. Smbfs is not part of

Anyway, try to download the source to 1.4 and 2.4 and do a diff. If the
changes aren't too dramatic you might be able to devise a patch yourself.


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