[Samba] [lustre-discuss] Odd "File exists" behavior when copy-pasting many files to an SMB exported Lustre FS

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 23 16:42:11 UTC 2022

On Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 02:48:43AM +0000, Andreas Dilger wrote:
>   This seems like a bug in Samba, or maybe in Windows?  Creating a large
>   number of zero-length files seems problematic/racy, since any interruption
>   during this process (for any reason, not just the xattr error) would leave
>   a lot of cruft behind.  It might be possible to mark those files as

In practice this has never been an issue. It's only an issue
now due to the strange EA behavior. Once we have a vfs_lustre
module in place it will go back to not being an issue :-).

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