[Samba] subdirectories have incorrect sizes

John de la Garza john at jjdev.com
Wed Jan 4 14:33:03 MST 2012

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 10:36:20AM -0800, John de la Garza wrote:
>> I am using Version 3.0.28a
>> I have a share setup a directory on my local file system.  In that
>> directory is another directory that is the mounted on a USB stick.
>> When using OS X I connect to there share its size is the size of the
>> directory on
>> the server (this is correct).  when I  change into a subfolder (actually mounted
>> on usb stick with larger size), I don't see the size change.
>> I am limited by the size of the containing folder.
>> here is some system stuff:
>> /tmp # df -h anon_smb/
>> Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> none                      4.0M    740.0K      3.3M  18% /tmp
>> /tmp # df -h anon_smb/sda1/
>> Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/sda1                 3.7G     21.1M      3.7G   1% /tmp/sda1
>> /tmp #
>> /dev/sda1 on /tmp/anon_smb/sda1
> We don't guarentee size consistency when crossing mount
> points. Use a separate share for the mount point if you
> want an exact fs size.
> Jeremy.

I have another box running (Version 3.2.15) and it doesn't get size
right, but if the size isn't too small it does allow uploads.  I mean
to say if there is enough backing space it will not prevent me from
uploading.  Does this make sense or am I probably missing something?

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