[Samba] CIFS: Deprecating NFS mounting syntax in mount.cifs

Jeff Layton jlayton at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 11:02:38 MDT 2012

On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:47:37 +0200
steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:

> On 10/23/2012 05:56 PM, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> > On 10/18/2012 2:07 PM, scott.lovenberg at gmail.com wrote:
> > no one has objected (or really said anything).  Can we merge this patch?
> > --
> Hi
> I'm just trying to represent users. Can we take this to user level by 
> giving an example of what will work and what will not work after the patch?
> For example, the Linux automounter.
> Currently, we have this map:
> * -fstype=cifs,rw,sec=krb5 ://myserver/myshare/&

Does that really work? What purpose does the ':' serve there? That
should probably be removed. I doubt we'd end up breaking that syntax,
but I can't be certain.

> Are you talking about the difference between that and this:
> * -fstype=cifs,rw,sec=krb5 myserver:/myshare/&

Right, the above syntax would no longer work after the change.

> Question: will I need to change anything due to this patch?

For this patch, you don't need to do anything. It just adds a warning.
Eventually though, nfs-style "devicenames" would no longer work for
cifs mounts. For your map above, you probably want something like:

* -fstype=cifs,rw,sec=krb5 //myserver/myshare/&

(i.e. get rid of the extraneous ':').
Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

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