Do not use stock RedHat 6.0 kernels with SMBFS!

Michael H. Warfield mhw at
Wed Jun 9 21:39:28 GMT 1999

Alan Cox enscribed thusly:
> >     The real big problem is that the WIN95 workaround isnt a mount option.
> > 
> > But it is. The bug is that the kernel has a CONFIG_SMB_WIN95

> Sorry I didnt mean this as in "it doesnt exist", but as in "its not
> in the Red Hat file system tools or usable from there".

	Well, sort of...  It is in the tools and it is usable.  It's just
not documented.  If you've got smbmount, and can mount the partition, you
can set the mount option using the previously mentioned hack setting the
file permission sticky bit.

> > that overrules the mount option. Just delete all mention of CONFIG_SMB_WIN95
> > from the kernel source (that is, from fs/, fs/smbfs/inode.c
> > and Documentation/, Documentation/filesystems/smbfs.txt)
> > and all will be well.

> I think this would be a good 2.3 patch. If I do this is anyone going to
> scream ?

	I vote for that!

	Anyone who screams, we can give them the mount time option.

> Alan

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