smbclient disk space on volumes larger than 1 TB

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 26 10:06:09 MDT 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:31:39PM +0200, Guntram Blohm wrote:
> 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).

I'm asking :-). Looking at patches always makes things easier :-).



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