[Samba] Create time changing by itself?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Dec 19 02:06:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-12-18 at 23:37, Urban Widmark wrote:
> > 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?).

Well, tar is opening the file as read-only. The check it does is first
lstat() and later fstat() just before closing. If their ctimes differ,
it complains. lstat()'s ctime seems to be two seconds behind fstat().

> 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:
> fs/smbfs/proc.c:smb_proc_close_inode()
> Try removing the "Kludge alert" parts and if that fails, the 
> smb_proc_setattr_ext() call.

Didn't help.

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