I am using tar to create a filesystem archive that results in an archive of
approximately 4GB. The tar command has no problem creating the archive on an
ext3 filesystem. However, when I attempt to create the archive on a smbfs
mounted filesystem the archive fails at exactly 2GB. I am using RedHat 8.0 with
the 2.4.18-19.8.0 kernel and have upgraded SAMBA from 2.2.7 to 3.0.0beta using
the RedHat 8.0 version of samba-3.0.0beta1-1.i386.rpm.
Add'l info: SAMBA is mounting a W2K NTFS directory.
This is outside our control. This is a bug in kernel-side smbfs.
See http://www.hojdpunkten.ac.se/054/samba/ for some (experimental) patches.
originally reported against 3.0.0beta1. CLeaning out
non-production release versions.