[CentOS] where is smbmount on centOS 5

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 16:47:37 UTC 2007

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:


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.


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