[Samba] question about CIFS client glitches

Jeff Layton jlayton at redhat.com
Thu Sep 16 16:53:51 MDT 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:49:49 -0400
starlight at binnacle.cx wrote:

> At 05:39 PM 9/16/2010 -0400, starlight at binnacle.cx wrote:
> >Trying out a CIFS mount of a W2K8 x64 file system from CentOS 
> >5.5 and running into problems, and trying to figure out how to 
> >proceed.
> Oops.  I see the problem is that CIFS, at least in the older 
> stable versions, does not support hard links.  The extracted 
> archives have a few of these and so the resulting tree is not a 
> synchronized copy of the original.
> Oh well, so much for that.

Ok, good to know. There were patches that went to mainline to make CIFS
support server inode numbers correctly, which is sort of a requirement
for proper hardlink support. Those were really too invasive for a minor
RHEL release however.

Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

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