Re: PROBLEM: Corrupt files with kernel 2.6.0_test11 and smb mounts

From: Daniel Flinkmann
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 06:53:53 EST

> [1.] One line summary of the problem:
> 2.6.0test11 overwriting file on mounted smb volume causes corrupted files!
> [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
> When I log into a smb mounted directory and I overwrite a file with
> a file which has smaller amount of bytes its corrupting the data.
> Easy way to show this is following:
> cd onto a smbfs mounted dir.
> ># echo test1234567890 >test.txt
> ># cat test.txt
> test1234567890
> ># echo hi! >test.txt
> ># cat test.txt
> hi!
> 1234567890
> >#
> As you can see the file is not overwritten as it should be.

Ookhoi reported the same Problem with 2.6.0_test9 in the Samba Group:

This could also be a Memorymanagement problem because the filesystem is
always breaking the last block, which is handled different to the other


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