[Samba] weird stat()

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Sun Dec 22 10:36:01 GMT 2002

You are probably using smbfs not samba, so what matter is the kernel you
have not samba version (no we do not develop smbfs as part of samba.
You do not tell which is the OS you mount from.
You should know dos system had 2 seconds time resolution, we also
emulate this behavior in samba code.
However, this seem a kernel bug in smbfs.


On Sun, 2002-12-22 at 07:52, Erick Calder wrote:
> hei everyone,
> I have a weird problem: if I do a
> # cd /somedir; stat somesubdir |grep Modify
> where /somedir is some directory on an SMB-mounted filesystem I get one
> datetime... but I I do:
> # cd /somedir; stat * |grep Modify
> for the same directory I get a Modify time which consistently differs by 1
> second.  As I'm writing a perl module to detect differences in a filesystem
> and rely on the mtime, I'm crawling up walls...
> I'm running RH 7.2 with a 2.4.18-18.7 kernel and samba 2.2.1a-4.  and I've
> had this weird behaviour confirmed by someone on OPN #redhat running a RH
> 8.0 system with samba 2.2.7.
> wtf?
> thx - ekkis
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