[Samba] question about CIFS client glitches

Jeff Layton jlayton at redhat.com
Thu Sep 16 18:44:22 MDT 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:00:14 -0400
starlight at binnacle.cx wrote:

> At 05:50 PM 9/16/2010 -0500, Steve French wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:39 PM,  <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.
> ...
> >
> >This is quite old kernel, but perhaps it was updated to include more
> >recent fixes - can you view the version information on the file, ie
> >the cifs.ko module (you can do this by running modinfo on 
> >cifs.ko)
> >
> Thank you for the follow-up.  Per my last message this was my 
> being a clueless in regards to the lack of hard/soft link 
> support in the old version.  'modinfo' pegs it as 1.60RH.
> Hopefully RHEL6 will include CIFS file links as it might work 
> better to compile on Linux from a Windows share rather than 
> vice-versa.  'makedepend' runs painfully slow from Windows over
> a Samba share unless IPoIB is used for transport.
> Perhaps I'll try it under Fedora, though in general I find 
> wrestling with the constant change of the moving-target distro 
> too much.
> It is quite encouraging to see CIFS work in general.  Last time 
> I tried three or four years ago the system crashed shortly after 
> issuing the mount command.

RHEL6 is fairly current with mainline code (at least as of this past
spring or so). If it works OK on Fedora, it should be OK in RHEL6.

Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

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