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

Stefan Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Sat Mar 24 06:02:02 UTC 2018

Hi Steve,

you should have a look at
[Bug 13107] Missing directories with smbv2: with smbv1, they show up

This seems to be regression in the new code.


Am 24.03.2018 um 06:47 schrieb Steve French via samba-technical:
> 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
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/LinuxSMB3_build_backport
> I only did limited testing, but seemed ok.  Please post to linux-cifs
> mailing list if problems found.


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