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SubjectRe: [2.6] smbfs & "du" illness

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Methinks you've been looking too much at what MS does over the wire, and
> that has made you think that it makes total sense to send random numbers
> over the wire. Maybe so - maybe it's how you have to think if you make a
> samba server. But if so, just _say_ so, instead of making arguments that
> make no sense.

Btw, if you want to send bytes instead of blocks, I don't care. The Linux
client can easily do

blocks = bytes >> 9;

and I'll be perfectly happy. But if the "bytes" count you send has no
actual real-life meaning (ie it didn't actually come from the underlying
filesystem at all), then don't bother. The client might as well do

blocks = (filesize + 511) >> 9;

if that's what the server is (badly) mangling.


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