config files and how to have persistent Linux kernel Driver/File System configuration info saved

Steve French smfrench at
Thu Jun 28 23:24:59 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 6:21 PM ronnie sahlberg
<ronniesahlberg at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:58 AM, Theodore Y. Ts'o via samba-technical
> <samba-technical at> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 05:37:15PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> >> Ronnie brought up an interesting point about the problems consistently
> >> configuring file systems (or any Linux module for that matter) so that
> >> reboot doesn't wipe away security or performance tuning changes.
> >
> > In general it's considered best practice to make the file system
> > auto-tune itself as much as possible, because the sad fact is that
> > 99.9999% of the customers aren't going to bother to add any tuning
> > parameters.  So there hasn't been a push to try to create something
> > more complex, because it's generally not needed.
> True, but in these cases I think we are more looking at server or
> mountpoint specific options than
> actual fs tuning.
> For example nfsmount.conf can be used to say "only use NFSv4 when
> accessing server abc" etc.
> For the case of CIFS I could imagine that an administrator might want
> to set "disable smb1 protocol globally"

Or perhaps
  "disable smb1 on " ... various public networks but allow it on
private networks



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