Do not use stock RedHat 6.0 kernels with SMBFS!

Matthew Wilcox Matthew.Wilcox at
Wed Jun 9 19:21:19 GMT 1999

On Wed, Jun 09, 1999 at 11:31:45AM -0400, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> 	The Windows 95 Bug Workaround forces "ON" some protocol
> hacks to work around bugs in Windows 95.  The code for this hack
> is in the kernel even if this option is disabled.  If the option
> is disabled, the bug workaround is "OFF" by default but can be
> enabled with a mount time option.  If the Windows 95 Bug Workaround
> is enabled when the kernel is compiled, this code is forced "ON"
> with no way to disable it.  This code is strictly for Windows 95
> shares and causes havoc with Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 98
> shares.

Then surely this option should be removed from the makefiles immediately.
Why does this option exist at all?  (Apart from hysterical raisons, which
don't count.)

Matthew Wilcox <willy at>
"Windows and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of
specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a
painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture." - N Stephenson

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