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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-16 15:39:21 -0400
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-16 15:39:21 -0400
commit3369d116934b70bd2755cdd8b2af9741d18a4047 (patch)
tree12c5444ae63bb9d6b00829b26668009d4c87a1c8 /Documentation
parentf1da3458e9d915d72b0dd30a7c41c3aff8f03589 (diff)
parent81b66220a9ebea7dd1547388279ee1898d7fe0f9 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-next' of git://git.samba.org/sfrench/cifs-2.6
Pull CIFS fixes from Steve French: "Two minor cifs fixes and a minor documentation cleanup for cifs.txt" * 'for-next' of git://git.samba.org/sfrench/cifs-2.6: cifs: update cifs.txt and remove some outdated infos cifs: Avoid calling unlock_page() twice in cifs_readpage() when using fscache cifs: Do not take a reference to the page in cifs_readpage_worker()
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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/cifs/cifs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/cifs/cifs.txt
index 49cc923a93e..2fac91ac96c 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/cifs/cifs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/cifs/cifs.txt
@@ -1,18 +1,14 @@
This is the client VFS module for the Common Internet File System
(CIFS) protocol which is the successor to the Server Message Block
(SMB) protocol, the native file sharing mechanism for most early
- PC operating systems. CIFS is fully supported by current network
- file servers such as Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (including
- Windows XP) as well by Samba (which provides excellent CIFS
+ PC operating systems. New and improved versions of CIFS are now
+ called SMB2 and SMB3. These dialects are also supported by the
+ CIFS VFS module. CIFS is fully supported by network
+ file servers such as Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012
+ as well by Samba (which provides excellent CIFS
server support for Linux and many other operating systems), so
this network filesystem client can mount to a wide variety of
- servers. The smbfs module should be used instead of this cifs module
- for mounting to older SMB servers such as OS/2. The smbfs and cifs
- modules can coexist and do not conflict. The CIFS VFS filesystem
- module is designed to work well with servers that implement the
- newer versions (dialects) of the SMB/CIFS protocol such as Samba,
- the program written by Andrew Tridgell that turns any Unix host
- into a SMB/CIFS file server.
+ servers.
The intent of this module is to provide the most advanced network
file system function for CIFS compliant servers, including better
@@ -24,28 +20,12 @@
alternative to NFSv4 for fileserving in some Linux to Linux environments,
not just in Linux to Windows environments.
- This filesystem has an optional mount utility (mount.cifs) that can
- be obtained from the project page and installed in the path in the same
- directory with the other mount helpers (such as mount.smbfs).
- Mounting using the cifs filesystem without installing the mount helper
- requires specifying the server's ip address.
+ This filesystem has an mount utility (mount.cifs) that can be obtained from
- For Linux 2.4:
- mount //anything/here /mnt_target -o
- user=username,pass=password,unc=//ip_address_of_server/sharename
+ https://ftp.samba.org/pub/linux-cifs/cifs-utils/
- For Linux 2.5:
- mount //ip_address_of_server/sharename /mnt_target -o user=username, pass=password
+ It must be installed in the directory with the other mount helpers.
+ For more information on the module see the project wiki page at
- For more information on the module see the project page at
- http://us1.samba.org/samba/Linux_CIFS_client.html
- For more information on CIFS see:
- http://www.snia.org/tech_activities/CIFS
- or the Samba site:
- http://www.samba.org
+ https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/LinuxCIFS_utils