[Samba] bug - samba incorrectly reports cluster sizes

Paul Miller paul-samba at pinheiro.tcimet.net
Thu Feb 14 18:41:05 GMT 2002

Samba is reporting incorrect cluster sizes, which results in some
incompatibilities with Windows programs.  Some programs refuse to install
or use samba shares because the cluster size is not supported for NTFS
partitions (I think only 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K, 64K sizes are valid).

This problem can easily be seen when checking the properties of a folder
from the Windows client.  One of my folders contains about 18 GB and
Windows reports the "Size on disk" as 164 GB!  Obviously this is incorrect,
especially considering that my hard drive is only 75 GB.

I'm using Samba 2.2.3a and EXT3 file systems.


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