[Samba] smb 3 posix extension support (minimum version for cifs.ko and smbd)

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 14:48:03 UTC 2019

For the server code (and samba tools like smbclient) it is not merged
yet - but can be tried by using

The kernel code is partially merged, minimum version to experiment
with the POSIX extensions is kernel version 5.1 but the ability to
query POSIX information (stat, query info) is not in the upstream
kernel client yet (since we didn't want to merge that if there was a
good chance it could change due to testing we are doing with Jeremy's
server code).  Target for those remaining features is kernel version
5.4, although some improvements (querying symlinks for example) will
be in kernel version 5.3.

The server code

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 9:37 AM Ralph Boehme <slow at samba.org> wrote:
> On 7/2/19 4:34 PM, Denis Cardon via samba wrote:
> > Steve and Jeremy gave a great talk at SambaXP on SMB3 with Posix
> > extensions. The death of SMB1 gets nearer !
> >
> > I was wondering what is the minimum Samba version and minimum Linux
> > kernel version in order to get that support.
> Samba 5.0 with Kernel 6.0...
> You get the point? :) It's still being worked on...
> -slow
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