[Samba] question about CIFS client glitches

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 16:50:28 MDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:39 PM,  <starlight at binnacle.cx> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> I mount up the Windows share, then run a script that expands
> about ten TAR format archives containing a couple of hundred
> files with the 'pax' utility.  Then it removes about two dozen
> files.  The script is a primitive source-code version extractor.
> Unfortunately the resulting tree is quite incorrect.  Some of the
> files that should be deleted by the 'rm' commands are not, and
> some of the files that should be there from the expansion are
> missing.  The script works fine with EXT2/3/4 and NFSv3 mounts.
> So it seems to me CIFS mounts are not ready for use in
> production or development.
> Before I give up, is there anything obvious that I'm missing?
> I searched for relevant bugs in Red Hat, Samba and Kernel.org
> bugzillas and didn't find anything that seems to match.
> The version mix in use is a little odd.  The kernel and
> 'cifs.ko' modules are pure RHEL/CentOS version 2.6.18-194.11.3.el5,

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)



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