[2.6 patch] remove smbfs

Andi Kleen andi at firstfloor.org
Thu Jan 31 09:51:23 GMT 2008

"Steve French" <smfrench at gmail.com> writes:
> There are four common issues with mounting to these very old servers:
> 1) remembering to mount specifying lanman security (sec=lanman)
> 2) remembering to specify the netbios name of the server on mount
> (which is often not be the same as its tcp name) - we can make this
> easier in mount.cifs though
> 3) some missing function (mostly relating to converting unix time to
> DOS time for set time functions, although the other way around works)
> 4) working around various server bugs (a surprising number of these)

Could you perhaps just emulate it transparently in user space mount? 

When smbfs is specifies use cifs with the correct legacy options.


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