[Samba] Create time changing by itself?

Urban Widmark urban at teststation.com
Wed Dec 18 21:38:00 GMT 2002

On 16 Dec 2002, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> Are there some known problems related to ctime changing by itself? I
> didn't find anything with google at least. tar seems to be complaining
> about it all the time:
> [cras at hurina] ~% tar cf test.tar /mnt/cygwin/home 
> tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
> tar: /mnt/cygwin/home/Timo Sirainen/xxx/xxxxx.xxx: file changed as we read it

Yes, this is known. smbfs does some strange time operations when closing a
file. I think the idea is to make sure the time is changed when a file has
been written to (NT4 doesn't, or not always?).

I had someone that I thought I had tricked into testing this but I haven't
heard anything for a while. The relevant code is (probably) this
file/function in the kernel source tree:


Try removing the "Kludge alert" parts and if that fails, the 
smb_proc_setattr_ext() call.

Or wait until I get around to it.


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