samba changing mode of files on rename

Jeff Layton jlayton at
Fri Sep 17 11:15:58 MDT 2010

On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 13:00:05 -0400
Jeff Layton <jlayton at> wrote:

> I recently noticed a regression in samba in the last few weeks. Here's
> a simple way to reproduce it:
> 1) use smbclient to put a file on a samba share
> 2) change the mode of the file to something without the owner execute bit set
> 3) rename the file using smbclient
> When you do this, the newly renamed file will magically end up with the
> owner execute bit set. It seems like samba ought not be changing the
> mode of files when renaming them so I consider this a regression.
> I've reported the bug in the Fedora BTS, and attached some info there.
> Anyone more familiar with this code willing to have a look?
> I've was able to reproduce it today using the most recent samba version
> available in the Fedora repos (3.5.5).
> Thanks,

Volker pointed out a workaround on IRC...

If I set "map archive = no" then this doesn't seem to happen. So, I
guess something has happened relatively recently to make renames set
the archive bit?

Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

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