My proposed path to a Beta for Samba 4.0

steve steve at
Fri May 11 04:06:24 MDT 2012

On 05/11/2012 11:20 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 10:59 +0200, steve wrote:
>> Hi
>> Before the beta, could we please make sure that s3fs can handle acl,
>> ownership and group mapping Linux to Windows? i.e. what I set on ext4 on
>> the Linux s3fs file server means the same thing to both Linux and
>> windows clients? At the moment it doesn't.
> Steve,
> We are talking about our first beta release, not the final or release
> candidate.  We do take your issues seriously, and have continued and
> will continue to work with you on all the issues you have raised.
> There will continue to be beta releases beyond this one, and we expect
> to continue to improve our ACL handling.  Unless you can show the the
> behaviour with s3fs is actually worse than what we did with the NTVFS
> server, then I would prefer not to hold up the beta release.
> Andrew Bartlett
Hi Andrew

Thank you for taking our issues seriously. These are real end user 
issues which we sometimes lose sight of. But yes, of course I understand 
your pov.  I feel that stuff like this would spell disaster for us if 
e.g. openSUSE released it tomorrow. The cut-throat mailing list would be 
flooded with complaints. Beta rpm warning or not.

Yes. With NTVFS our Linux set ACL is honoured in Windows. Under s3fs it 
isn't. I don't know how I can show you that beyond describing it as I 
have already.

We only do bash and java here so c is beyond our limits. I realise that 
your time is limited but I wonder if anyone else here could test group 
rw to a share.

I understand your enthusiasm to release the beta, but maybe it would be 
a better to try to iron out known problems before releasing it.  Group 
rw shares and primaryGroupID LDAP schema issues for example.

After all, we only get one opportunity to create a first impression.


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