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authorSteve French <smfrench@austin.rr.com>2005-04-28 22:41:07 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-28 22:41:07 -0700
commit099a58f681ed951434574ec39bdfe87055bafe73 (patch)
tree5015a6eb19cc62766fba00c3183e21e5ad50ae9b /fs
parentb8643e1b5253a6a51da5574a55a2f9148e255cfd (diff)
[PATCH] cifs: Missing initialization for largeBuf flag left out of previous changeset
Signed-off-by: Steve French (sfrench@us.ibm.com) Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
3 files changed, 27 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/cifs/CHANGES b/fs/cifs/CHANGES
index de63a0e3f4c..be3a57509e6 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/CHANGES
+++ b/fs/cifs/CHANGES
@@ -11,7 +11,11 @@ cifs_close. Add mount option for remapping reserved characters in
filenames (also allow recognizing files with created by SFU which have any
of these seven reserved characters, except backslash, to be recognized).
Fix invalid transact2 message (we were sometimes trying to interpret
-oplock breaks as SMB responses).
+oplock breaks as SMB responses). Add ioctl for checking that the
+current uid matches the uid of the mounter (needed by umount.cifs).
+Reduce the number of large buffer allocations in cifs response processing
+(significantly reduces memory pressure under heavy stress with multiple
+processes accessing the same server at the same time).
Version 1.31
diff --git a/fs/cifs/README b/fs/cifs/README
index 93900fc4ada..48c37a6e9c3 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/README
+++ b/fs/cifs/README
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ Allowing User Mounts
To permit users to mount and unmount over directories they own is possible
with the cifs vfs. A way to enable such mounting is to mark the mount.cifs
-utility as suid (e.g. "chmod +s /sbin/mount/cifs). To enable users to
+utility as suid (e.g. "chmod +s /sbin/mount.cifs). To enable users to
umount shares they mount requires
1) mount.cifs version 1.4 or later
2) an entry for the share in /etc/fstab indicating that a user may
@@ -97,6 +97,23 @@ mount.cifs with the following flag:
There is a corresponding manual page for cifs mounting in the Samba 3.0 and
later source tree in docs/manpages/mount.cifs.8
+Allowing User Unmounts
+To permit users to ummount directories that they have user mounted (see above),
+the utility umount.cifs may be used. It may be invoked directly, or if
+umount.cifs is placed in /sbin, umount -i can invoke the cifs umount helper
+(at least for most versions of the umount utility) for umount of cifs
+mounts. As with mount.cifs, to enable user unmounts umount.cifs must be marked
+as suid (e.g. "chmod +s /sbin/umount.cifs"). For this utility to succeed
+the target path must be a cifs mount, and the uid of the current user must
+match the uid of the user who mounted the resource.
+Also note that the customary way of allowing user mounts and unmounts is
+(instead of using mount.cifs and unmount.cifs as suid) to add a line
+to the file /etc/fstab for each //server/share you wish to mount, but
+this can become unwieldy when potential mount targets include many
+or unpredictable UNC names.
Samba Considerations
To get the maximum benefit from the CIFS VFS, we recommend using a server that
diff --git a/fs/cifs/connect.c b/fs/cifs/connect.c
index 390f22fa343..c999583d11b 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
@@ -396,6 +396,10 @@ cifs_demultiplex_thread(struct TCP_Server_Info *server)
mid_entry->midState =
+ if(isLargeBuf)
+ mid_entry->largeBuf = 1;
+ else
+ mid_entry->largeBuf = 0;