Samba on shares with XFS and kernel 2.6.18

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Nov 22 11:43:39 MST 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:07:33AM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 01:26:11AM +0100, Björn JACKE wrote:
> > I really meant that we should issue a big warning and not do any workaround
> > because such a setup is unsupported by glibc and kernel maintainers. Working
> > around this issue will encourage users to keep the broken setup running and for
> > other problems that arise due to the ancient XEN kernel/recent glibc
> > combination people will start to look for the bugs in Samba again. We should
> > not try to fix broken setups at the very wrong place. Therefore I'd prefer the
> > attached short patch without any fallback code.
> Sorry, here I have a different opinion.
> If you want to not support this setup, you should make sure
> that smbd does not start at all. With the current code smbd
> fails to upload files with an extremely obscure error
> message, something which will cause a LOT more questions to
> the mailing lists. Nobody ever looks into log files before
> posting to the lists.
> So, either we support that setup or we do not start at all.

+1 from me. Last thing we need are more obscure failure modes :-).


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