CIFS kernel module bug

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Sat Oct 1 14:22:34 MDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> On 1 Oct 2011, at 16:07, Lars Müller wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 01, 2011 at 09:48:12AM +0100, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
>>> On 1 Oct 2011, at 01:34, J.P. King wrote:
>>>> Anton will be asleep, so I'll attempt to answer this one.
>>>>> What server code is the OES CIFS server running ? I thought Novell CIFS
>>>>> services were all Samba based.
>>>> We have been told by the people upstairs who run the server that it isn't.
>>> It is not Samba based.  Like Apple, Novell have written their own since Samba decided to go GPLv3…
>> (Potential) FUD alert. ;)
> It wasn't deliberate!  It was just a guess as until recently I also though that OES just used Samba so when I two weeks ago found out that it didn't I just assumed that Novell must have written it recently and then drew the parallel to Apple and just assumed that it was an analogous case…

I believe both are available on OES, samba and the CIFS server that
has its origins in Netware.

>> This Novell CIFS server existed before Novell bought SUSE.  And the
>> decission to go with it instead of Samba had nothing to do with the move
>> of Samba from GPL v2 to v3.
> I stand corrected.  Thanks for the clarification!  From your signature I guess you would know a lot better than most.  (-:
> Best regards,
>        Anton
>> Lars
>> --
>> Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
>> Samba Team
>> SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
> --
> Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
> Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
> Linux NTFS maintainer,

Jim McDonough
Samba Team
SUSE labs
jmcd at samba dot org
jmcd at themcdonoughs dot org

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