smbmount filesystem weirdness

Urban Widmark urban at
Sat May 13 10:31:52 GMT 2000

On Sat, 13 May 2000, Craig Pratt wrote:

> I have a feeling that it's something related to this difference in
> semantics regarding read-only files that's breaking RCS. Is there anything
> to be done to deal with this difference?


In Linux 2.2.16-preX there is a change to smbfs that gives posix semantics
to unlink (ie it tries to chmod and unlink again, if the first unlink

You could either run 2.2.16-pre2 (patch vs 2.2.15 is at ) or take the
code "tagged" with SMBFS_POSIX_UNLINK (in linux/fs/smbfs/proc.c) and try
to move it to your favourite version.

Don't know if it fixes RCS though.


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