[Samba] question about CIFS client glitches

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 18:19:54 MDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM,  <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
> 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.

There is a lot of work going on :)

We (Jeff, Suresh, Shirish, Pavel and I and others) are doing over 200
changesets a year fixing/improving the cifs kernel module (and
hopefully will have a stable smb2 protocol kernel module for you next



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