|| ||Dave Jones <davej-AT-redhat.com>|
|| ||Re: + deprecate-smbfs-in-favour-of-cifs.patch added to -mm tree|
|| ||Thu, 11 May 2006 13:51:43 -0400|
|| ||akpm-AT-osdl.org, sfrench-AT-us.ibm.com, stable-AT-kernel.org,
On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 12:15:10AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> The patch titled
> deprecate smbfs in favour of cifs
> has been added to the -mm tree. Its filename is
> See http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/added-to-... to find
> out what to do about this
> From: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> smbfs is a bit buggy and has no maintainer. Change it to shout at the user on
> the first five mount attempts - tell them to switch to CIFS.
> Come November we'll mark it BROKEN and see what happens.
For Fedora Core 5, I disabled SMBFS for pretty much the same reasons.
Users migrating to CIFS haven't really had any problems so far, except for
this case: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=186914
(Which has also come up a few times on Fedora mailing lists since).
I mailed Steve about this, and he did reply, but I can't seem to find it
to post comments)