Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68277
Smbfs 2GB file limitation.
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:24:16 EDT
Description of Problem: Smbfs mount to Windows share cannot see files greater than 2GB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a windows share
2. Place a 2gb file into the windows share from the windows server.
3. ls -l will report a bogus file size for only the files greater than 2gb. Those files will not transfer properly.
This is a known issue that affects the smbfs in the kernel and samba. To fix it patches will need to be applied to both the kernel and Samba. They
can be found at http://www.hojdpunkten.ac.se/054/samba/index.html. Apply 00 through 02 to the kernel. Apply smbmount-2.2.3a-negotiate.patch to Samba.
Arjan: Any comments on the kernel patch?
This bug bit me, too. Until recently I took backups over nfs mount and it was
working perfectly, no matter how big tarballs I created. Right after I had to
switch to smbfs mount, 2 GB barrier started to bully me.
system : linux 2.1 as
we mounted via smbfs windows system.we are not able to copy file size limit 2gb.
smbfs has been superceded by cifs for most uses. Large files work fine with