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Re: Call for testing Cygwin snapshot (problem with inode numbers)

On Dec 2, 2005, at 3:14 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

On Dec 1 15:38, Peter Rehley wrote:
On Dec 1, 2005, at 1:38 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

On Dec 1 13:01, Peter Rehley wrote:
It only appears to be a problem
when I have a mac os x share mounted to a drive on windows. When I
try with a windows share or a linux share I don't seem to have the

The problem that I'm seeing is that the inode value isn't unique when
listing a directory (or using any program that uses the inode value).

Do I understand you right that this only happens for directories? The
normal file inodes are looking ok?
No, it also happens for files too.


The output of both tests might be helpful.
Output is attached.

Well, the volume information looks exactly as usual for a remote Samba drive.

The problem is, that your Samba version apparently screws up the inode
information and we have re-enabled using the inode numbers sent from
remote file systems which are supposed to be capable of that. For this
we use the HAS_PERSISTENT_ACLS property.

What Samba version is your Mac OS X using? I'm using 3.0.20a for which
the inode information is useable. Is Samba a part of the OS packages or
did you install it from an external source? Is it a rather old one?
Can you upgrade? The problem is that there's no way for us to distinguish
between a newer and an older version of Samba. I would rather not lose
the inode information when available.

I'm using mac os x 10.4.3 which is using samba version 3.0.10. So it's not that old. However, I did find one reference that implied that mac did something funny for acl's.

I'm going to try install a non-apple version of samba and see what happens.


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