[CentOS] where is smbmount on centOS 5

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 15:23:48 UTC 2007

On 6/29/07, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/29/07, Wojtek.Pilorz <wpilorz at bdk.pl> wrote:
> > On Fedora6, I have noted the folowing problems when using cifs to connect to
> > NT shares:
> >
> > - cp -vip does not copy mtime; tar x does copy mtime
> >   (it seems setting modtime by fname does work, setting by handle does not)
> > - when there is a share mounted from a NT/2000 server which is not used for long time
> >   mounting another share from the same servers reliably fails ;
> >   touching the already mounted share (ls is OK) allows the mount so succeed.
> > - when using vim to edit a file on the share and trying to write it, vim often
> >   says that the file has been modified in the meantime
> > - perhaps most annoying: somtimes modifying a file located on NT 4 Workstation share with vim,
> >   it becomes permanently unavailable until NT is rebooted.
> >   It happens rarely, I do not know how to trigger it on demand.
> >
> > Those problems did not happen when using smbfs from CentOS 4.4.
> >
> > I am wondering if CentOS 5 has these problems?
> > Anyone using cifs from CentOS 5 to access NT-exported share, would care to comment?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Wojtek
> I believe some of the issues you mentioned have been addressed in
> newer versions of cifs.  For example, the vim/timestamp problem was
> reported and has been fixed in recent kernels. See:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux-cifs-client/2007-June/002014.html
> However the CentOS kernel (2.6.18) uses cifs 1.45 and the current FC6
> kernel (2.6.20) probably has cifs 1.47.  Unless upstream/RH backports
> patches in their kernel, CentOS will not get them.  One could compile
> cifs.ko from the source as a possible solution.  If the problem is a
> severe one, it will be worth doing it.
> Akemi

It looks like the upstream is going to update the cifs module to
version 1.48 in the next release, RHEL 5.1.  I am having some problem
getting their test kernel to work, but at least it will get a newer
(but not the latest) version of cifs.


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