Bug 5586 - fat32 support by samba
fat32 support by samba
Status: NEW
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VFS
Other Linux
: P3 normal
: none
Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2008-07-04 05:58 UTC by qqzhou
Modified: 2009-04-29 11:56 UTC (History)
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Description qqzhou 2008-07-04 05:58:47 UTC
hi.i made a service that point to a usb directory which is fat32,
when i copy a big file (2G B) into this service, i found the samba will 
generate a sparse file which is 2GB size ,then copy files from net into 
disk. it means linux cpu will write fat32 disk twice.(one sparse,one real write)
and if the file is too big, samba will not response to smbclient, so smbclient
will print out "no such service" and connection will break.
if i look up the sparse file in linux shell , the file still generating to 2GB.

is it right?
Comment 1 raouf riahi 2009-04-29 11:56:37 UTC
It is right,we must compile the module with the option samba "D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64"