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SubjectRe: [2.6] smbfs & "du" illness
On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:21:29PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 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 :-).

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