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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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