updated ksmbd (cifsd)

Namjae Jeon namjae.jeon at samsung.com
Tue Dec 15 02:29:01 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://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=e100f21c-be9bcb17-e1017953-002590f5b904-
> f00629b46b3afee4&q=1&e=6fc8b980-0fd2-4e4d-a9dc-
> 9ea15e482833&u=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fsmfrench%2Fsmb3-kernel%2Ftree%2Fcifsd-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://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=fbb13e03-a42a0708-fbb0b54c-002590
> >f5b904-f4288e37b0eb9ae8&q=1&e=6fc8b980-0fd2-4e4d-a9dc-9ea15e482833&u=ht
> >tps%3A%2F%2Fgit.samba.org%2F%3Fp%3Dsamba.git%3Ba%3Dblob%3Bf%3Dlibrpc%2F
> >idl%2Fxattr.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.
You said that samba can handle it even if ksmbd has own extra metadata format. I didn't think it was
necessary to what you said. If we have to do this, I think it is not too late to work after sending
ksmbd to linux-next first.

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