[Samba] Re: Samba vs. Windows : significant difference intimestamp handling?

Honza Houstek houstek-lists at utf.troja.mff.cuni.cz
Sat Aug 16 15:10:29 GMT 2003

> > Quite interesting. Can you describe any particular case of a different
> > behavior (samba + ext2 vs. samba + reiser)? I really wonder where the
> > roots of such differences are.
> Sorry to disappoint you, Honza. After I evaluated the major linux fs's I
> selected reiserfs and used it ever since.

OK. I will do some tests myself.

> It just happens that the owner of this thread described a behaviour of
> Office software which I couldn't confirm on my own system. Since the
> only difference was the kind of fs I assumed that perhaps Office treats
> reiserfs slightly different than ext3.


> > I thought that there were no differences in the way of using access
> > times between all linux native filesystems (ext2/3, reiser, xfs, jfs).
> There shouldn't be any differences. The difference pops up when a 3d
> party software like Office joins the game.

I do not believe this! I looked into samba sources and didn't find any way
how client (i.e. Windows + Office) could see different filesystem, there
is no API which would make this possibe.

But I do not know samba sources well, so it's quite possible I'm wrong.
I'll do the tests.

-- Honza Houstek

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