smbclient disk space on volumes larger than 1 TB
gbl at bso2001.com
Wed May 25 14:31:39 MDT 2011
First, sorry for posting to this list without being subscribed - i hope
this is the right place to post, though.
I am trying to monitor allocation on a remote share by using smbclient,
sending a 'dir' command, and parsing the 'XXX blocks of size XXX. XXX
blocks available' line at the end. The problem is, smbclient uses the
(very old) cli_diskattr family of calls, which return a maximum of 65536
blocks of size 16777216, which amounts to 1 TB of disk space. If the
share is larger, this result is just wrong.
The source for libsmb/clifsinfo.c already contains a
cli_get_fs_full_size_info function, that uses a newer call that can
return the full disk space even for larger shares. So would it be
possible to make the client/client.c do_dskattr function use
cli_get_fs_full_size_info instead of cli_dskattr? (I did that in my
version, and it seems to work, but since i don't want to claim the
ability to forsee all implications, and the patch is trivial anyway, i
decided not to submit it unless asked).
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