+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #621686 +++
Description of problem:
RHEL 5.2 updated the CIFS kernel code to 1.50 (see bug 417961). This update added a 'nounix' mount option, however, it is not documented in the 'mount.cifs --help' output nor in the mount.cifs(8) man page.
The mount.cifs command should list 'nounix' in the options:
# /sbin/mount.cifs --help
Less commonly used options:
And newer man pages include this description:
Disable the CIFS Unix Extensions for this mount. This can be useful
in order to turn off multiple settings at once. This includes POSIX
acls, POSIX locks, POSIX paths, symlink support and retrieving
uids/gids/mode from the server. This can also be useful to work
around a bug in a server that supports Unix Extensions.
See section INODE NUMBERS for more information.
Please update the 'mount.cifs --help' output and the mount.cifs(8) man page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /sbin/mount.cifs --help | grep nounix
2. man 8 mount.cifs
3. search for nounix
no description of nounix mount option
documentation for nounix mount option
Created attachment 472631 [details]
patch -- add nounix section and fix path to cifs.upcall
Patch to fix manpages. I left off the INODE NUMBERS section since RHEL5's behavior is different in this regard than RHEL6/upstream.
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The path to the cifs.upcall program has been corrected in the cifs.upcall(8) manual page, and the nounix option description has been added to the mount.cifs(8) manual page.
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