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    SubjectRe: [2.6] smbfs & "du" illness
    On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:21:29PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > I repeat: the Linux client is apparently better off ignoring it totally.
    >
    > That makes it meaningless, Jeremy.

    Currently I can't argue with you on that.

    > After all, the only thing we can use it for is st_blocks, and since the
    > granularity is _so_ big, we're much better off looking at the file size
    > and guessing from that.
    > Tell me again: why should the Linux client look at that number? Give me
    > just _one_ valid reason.

    Right now (Samba 3.0.7) you are correct. But the intent is
    to fix it going forward, so that in non-broken server implementations
    (yes the Samba implementation is broken right now) then it
    will be correct (ie. follow the intent of the spec).

    Sorry, can't fix the past, I can only fix the future :-).

    Jeremy.
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