File ctime/mtime update inconsistencies
Stefan (metze) Metzmacher
metze at samba.org
Tue Jul 15 14:27:25 GMT 2008
Atte Peltomaki schrieb:
> Hello hackers,
> Scenario: Delete older-than-x files on a domain member server CIFS
> Problem: neither ctime nor mtime attributes are consistently updated
> when new files are created or existing ones replaced.
> How things currently appear to work:
> Using a WinXP SP2 client:
> Copy a file to a Win2003 R2 share: ctime is updated, mtime is not.
> Copy a file to a Samba 3.2.0 share: neither ctime or mtime are updated.
> Using a Linux client, smbclient or smbfs/cifs mount:
> Copy a file to a Win2003 R2 share: ctime and mtime both updated.
> Copy a file to a Samba 3.2.0 share: ctime and mtime both updated.
> Would there be a problem changing Samba behaviour to match that of
The problem is that samba3 doesn't store the ctime and not filesystems
doesn't have a way to set the ctime.
We always return the mtime as change_time and last_write_time,
but only update the mtime to the last_write_time from the client.
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