[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 - OS/2 divorced from connectivity

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Wed Jul 2 19:54:03 GMT 2008

On 2008/07/02 12:22 (GMT-0700) Jeremy Allison apparently typed:

> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 03:15:30PM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2008/07/02 09:19 (GMT-0700) Jeremy Allison apparently typed:

>> > On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 06:10:19AM +0200, Günter Kukkukk wrote:

>> >> The loosers now - all the smb/cifs users, running a legacy server.
>> >> (cifs vfs != smbfs)

>> >> I always voted against removing the samba smbfs client applets atm - 
>> >> they were always simply to maintain...

>> >> To me, just a mistake.

>> > We really need to fix this by opening specific bugs against
>> > CIFSFS with these servers and sending patches/bugging Steve
>> > to fix them.

>> Bug https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4090 was filed, and marked
>> fixed, without actually being fixed.
>> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3815 likely related was filed over
>> 18 months ago and remains open. See comment 22 there.

>> Then there are really antique bugs still open from smbfs that probably should
>> be converted to CIFS:
>> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1353
>> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2661

>> Doesn't seem like filing more bugs would help when the already filed ones
>> don't get fixed or don't get fixed right.

> Reopen them please - and give Steve the logs he needs to fix
> them to your satisfaction.

> The Samba server bugs when used with OS/2 clients got fixed
> when Guenther Kukkuk worked closely with us to give us all
> the reproducible cases we needed (Guenther is now a member
> of the Samba Team btw - he does *great* work on this :-).

> You need to do the same for the cifsfs vs. OS/2 bugs.
> It's not like Steve doesn't care, he was the project
> lead for the OS/2 redirector :-) :-).

I'm on irc://freenode/samba-os2 24/7. Steve never shows there. Günter is
there when his machine isn't shut down. Only one other person ever shows
there on a regular basis, and few others ever visit.

When Günter asks for help I give it. He knows what's going on, I don't. The
way I understand it, if I understand it, from talks with Günter, Steve is
just too busy to spend time on this very complicated stuff nearly always, and
Günter gets frustrated from endless waiting for Steve to find the necessary
round tuits that would permit or produce meaningful progress by syncing
Steve's working tree with the public tree that Günter depends on. Progress
has been made, but not yet enough for people to use CIFS to replace SMBFS. In
sum, this seems to me virtually entirely dependent on Steve for progress to
continue and a usable state to reach release.
"Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."
				Ephesians 4:26 NIV

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