[2.6 patch] remove smbfs

Guenter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Wed Jan 30 21:16:13 GMT 2008

Am Montag, 28. Januar 2008 schrieb Adrian Bunk:
> I remember that there were some small things missing in CIFS for 
> completely replacing the unmaintained smbfs when we discussed removing 
> smbfs back in 2005 due to smbfs being unmaintained.
> CIFS has improved since, smbfs is still unmaintained, and it's becoming 
> time to finally remove smbfs.
> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk at kernel.org>

"... unmaintained smbfs ..." is not quite right, see
Before removing it now completely, drop
  Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>
a note.
Afaik, Redhat still has customers which rely on smbfs.

In addition, cifs cannot completely replace smbfs atm.
Even todays sold NAS-boxes (often running anchient 
samba-2.x.x) work only with smbfs on the client side.
Cheers, Günter 

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