miguel.sanders at miguel.sanders at
Sun May 17 18:50:47 GMT 2009

Hi Volker

Thanks for the explanation!
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-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Verzonden: zondag 17 mei 2009 20:41
Aan: SANDERS Miguel
CC: samba-technical at
Onderwerp: Re: GPFS VFS on AIX

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 08:21:27PM +0200, miguel.sanders at wrote:
> It seems that the GPFS VFS module shipped with the source is purely 
> made for Linux and not compatible with AIX.
> I'm making a list of things that need to be altered in order to get 
> this to work in AIX properly (will come later).
> Moreover, I am currently facing an illegal opcode coredump when the 
> VFS module hits "gpfs_get_realfilename_path".
> This is probably due to an error in the library itself.
> I have been looking at the GPFS API but I can't seem to find a 
> description of what this function is supposed to do and what it is 
> used for. Does it just return the fully qualified filename?
> Volker (since your name is on top of gpfs.c ;-) ), what can you tell 
> me about this function?

It's supposed to give you the right upper/lower case combination given some file name.

You can turn off using it with gpfs:getrealfilename=no.


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