updated ksmbd (cifsd)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Dec 14 18:48:20 UTC 2020

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 06:45:51PM +0100, Stefan Metzmacher via samba-technical wrote:
>Am 14.12.20 um 02:20 schrieb Steve French via samba-technical:
>> I just rebased https://github.com/smfrench/smb3-kernel/tree/cifsd-for-next
>> ontop of 5.10 kernel. Let me know if you see any problems.   xfstest
>> results (and recent improvements) running Linux cifs.ko->ksmbd look
>> very promising.
>I just looked briefly, but I'm wondering about a few things:
>1. The xattr's to store additional meta data are not compatible with
>   Samba's way of storing things:
>   https://git.samba.org/?p=samba.git;a=blob;f=librpc/idl/xattr.idl
>   In order to make it possible to use the same filesystem with both servers
>   it would be great if the well established way used in Samba would be used
>   as well.

A thousand times this ! If cifs.ko->ksmbd adds a differnt way
of storing the extra meta-data that is incompatible with Samba
this would be a disaster for users.

Please fix this before proposing any merge.

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