Mount point detection by device id comparison

Carson Buttars carson at
Wed Sep 20 16:02:05 UTC 2023

I've gotten no response on this. Is the right place to talk about it on 


Carson Buttars

On 9/1/23 11:10, Carson Buttars via samba-technical wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been working on a basic patch 
> ( 
> to detect mount points and have gotten it to a working state where it 
> marks a file as a reparse point, adds FILE_ATTRIBUTE_REPARSE_POINT to 
> the mode, and sends IO_REPARSE_TAG_MOUNT_POINT to the client. I have 
> seen that there have been some recent changes related to reparse 
> points, and I'm wondering if there is a clear direction of where 
> things are heading in the future. So, here are my questions:
> My patch currently is making the comparison of device ids in the 
> default mode function: is that the most logical place for this to 
> happen, or is there somewhere better to do that?
> I am a new contributor and not very familiar with the processes of 
> getting a merge request accepted. Is there a route to getting more 
> direct feedback and/or guidance from a more senior developer?
> For me to make a patch that will work well with future changes, I'd 
> also like to know: is there a clear plan of how reparse points will be 
> handled in the future?
> Thanks,
> Carson Buttars

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