support for mknod to windows now in cifs vfs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Nov 20 03:56:44 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-19 at 13:55 -0600, Steve French wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote: 
> > On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 22:30 -0600, Steve French wrote:
> >   
> > > I added the code to cifs vfs to enable it do mknod of block and 
> > > chardevice even if the server does not support the Unix extensions (such 
> > > as Windows).  This requires the "sfu" mount option to be specified 
> > >     
> > 
> > Any reason why this isn't on by default? 
> > 
> > Andrew Bartlett
> >   
> I agree with most of Martin's points - even on Windows there are a few
> (possibly with Vista) three ways e.g. to do symlinks.  Although sfu is
> the most important way to do it it is a bit slower too.

Isn't there also the mac 'magic file size' thing too?  Did that change,
or should we also cope with servers holding those files?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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