Bug 4976 - Please better document rsize, wsize and MTU in mount.cifs(8)
Summary: Please better document rsize, wsize and MTU in mount.cifs(8)
Alias: None
Product: CifsVFS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: user space tools (show other bugs)
Version: 2.6
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve French
QA Contact:
URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep...
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-09-16 10:06 UTC by Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST)
Modified: 2009-09-25 15:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2007-09-16 10:06:01 UTC
The full text of the bug report is at the above URL.

Our user suggest to better explain what rsize, wsize and mtu are. I don't completely agree that thais man page is the right place to do so, but at least some units should be explained (explain that rsize and wsize are bytes, for instance)
Comment 1 shirishpargaonkar@gmail.com 2009-08-27 10:13:12 UTC
Is this bug about smbfs or cifs?

The link http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=292075 has
this bug listed against smbfs

Package: smbfs
Version: 3.0.10-1
Severity: normal

Comment 2 Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2009-08-27 12:37:07 UTC
The package is historically named smbfs in Debian, but the report is really against the mount.cifs documentation
Comment 3 shirishpargaonkar@gmail.com 2009-08-27 14:35:21 UTC
The bug was opened in 2005 and lot has changed since then.
Can you confirm the concerns you had are still valid after four years?
Because I think mount.cifs man page has much more information on rsize
and wsize and I do not see text like "/proc/mounts says that the default 
values are 4100". I promise to work promptly on changes/info 
suggested/requested, if any.
Comment 4 Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2009-08-27 15:03:19 UTC
I'm not sure that much has changed in mount.cifs man page. However, when reading the said man page again, I think that (as I implied in the initial opening of the bug report) I'm unsure that I agree deeply with our user. The rsize and wsize explanations are IMHO enough and the mentions of "bytes" here and there make it very clear that units are bytes.

So, well, I think that closing the bug is OK. I'll close the Debian bug too.

Christian Perrier
Comment 5 Steve French 2009-09-25 15:31:16 UTC
description seems ok