[Samba] Backport of all features and bug fixes for kernel client to recent kernels

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 05:47:29 UTC 2018

For those interested in trying out updated features to the Linux
kernel client, but aren't running a recent kernel, I created a full
backport of all relevant fixes and features (ie all changes to cifs.ko
that were not caused by global changes to the VFS interface or Linux
kernel system calls) for Linux kernels version 4.9 through 4.15.
They include all patches accepted upstream (including recent
changesets, those added in 4.16)  so far so include many important new
features (SMB3 encryption, SMB3 direct RDMA support etc.) not just
fixes.   Note that the Linux-stable git tree kernels tend not to
include new features, and only a subset of bug fixes, so these have
much more function than the Linux-stable equivalents of them, but have
received less testing than some of the Linux-stable equivalents.

More information can be found at

I only did limited testing, but seemed ok.  Please post to linux-cifs
mailing list if problems found.



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