[Samba] Samba Serving NFS Mounted Directories

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Jan 24 02:59:46 MST 2010

On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:33:36AM -0800, Jon Forrest wrote:
> So, I'll restate the question - what is it
> about NFS exports that gives Samba trouble
> that doesn't occur when serving local files?

Mostly it is locking problems. Some daemons not started,
daemons not 100% working right, etc. Then it is also a big
performance drain. Sending data over the net twice without
proper caching is really subobptimal. Then, potentially not
all features fully supported (EAs, ACLs, etc). This is just
a pain in the neck.

And, for us here on this list it is a pain because all those
problems show up for the Samba clients, so by definition
those bugs appear to be Samba bugs while they are NFS


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