[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 'n CIFS

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Jul 11 11:45:12 EDT 2006

hey all!

so i've had the pleasant experience of trying to build a stable linux box
acting as an NFS->CIFS gateway (don't ask why - trust me we need a
gateway machine dedicated to moving data from NFS volumes to CIFS
volumes).  in any event, we are using the cifs.ko in linux which
interacts with the VFS to provide cifs support.  let's just say that
this is less than reliable under load (can't say i've ever seen a glibc
null pointer error when trying to mount a filesystem before - atleast on
a "stable" release ;).

question to the list is, has anyone done any work using FreeBSD to mount
and write to CIFS volumes (we can assume CIFS volumes are hosted on
Win2003 server)?  I am assuming I will have to do this in userland via
samba.  if this is the case how has performance been?  We are pretty
happy with the cifs.ko performance under linux - it is just *very*


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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