[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#486517: Another possible fix

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Tue Jul 29 09:28:30 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 07:48:50PM -0700, Tom R wrote:
> Another possible resolution is to mount the share with the nounix option. 

> The following is from https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=402113
> These errors are due to the servers running older versions of Samba that
> are not supporting "Linux extensions". Earlier, when the Linux extensions
> were negotiated and the client finds that the server doesn't support it,
> it silently works assuming no Linux Extensions support. Recently upstream
> code has changed in a way to explicitly fail the mounts to indicate buggy
> Linux Extensions support by the server and there is a mount option
> (-o nounix) provided if you still want to mount it.

> Or Alternatively, disable unix extensions support in the server itself in
> smb.conf by setting "unix extensions = no".

Considering that the bug submitter reported problems when mounting from a
server running samba 3.0.24, I don't think the server is missing Unix
extensions support; and if the current mount.cifs client is that fragile wrt
agreeing that the server has Unix extensions, vs. bailing and breaking the
mount request, I think that would be a client bug.

> This resolution wasn't necessary for my copy of LennyBeta2; however, it
> was the resolution for my machine running openSUSE 11.0.

If this hasn't even been shown to be able to fix the problem, I don't see
how you can propose it as a "resolution".

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