|author||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2021-02-26 14:09:41 -0800|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2021-02-26 14:09:41 -0800|
Merge tag '5.12-smb3-part1' of git://git.samba.org/sfrench/cifs-2.6
Pull cifs updates from Steve French: - improvements to mode bit conversion, chmod and chown when using cifsacl mount option - two new mount options for controlling attribute caching - improvements to crediting and reconnect, improved debugging - reconnect fix - add SMB3.1.1 dialect to default dialects for vers=3 * tag '5.12-smb3-part1' of git://git.samba.org/sfrench/cifs-2.6: (27 commits) cifs: update internal version number cifs: use discard iterator to discard unneeded network data more efficiently cifs: introduce helper for finding referral server to improve DFS target resolution cifs: check all path components in resolved dfs target cifs: fix DFS failover cifs: fix nodfs mount option cifs: fix handling of escaped ',' in the password mount argument cifs: Add new parameter "acregmax" for distinct file and directory metadata timeout cifs: convert revalidate of directories to using directory metadata cache timeout cifs: Add new mount parameter "acdirmax" to allow caching directory metadata cifs: If a corrupted DACL is returned by the server, bail out. cifs: minor simplification to smb2_is_network_name_deleted TCON Reconnect during STATUS_NETWORK_NAME_DELETED cifs: cleanup a few le16 vs. le32 uses in cifsacl.c cifs: Change SIDs in ACEs while transferring file ownership. cifs: Retain old ACEs when converting between mode bits and ACL. cifs: Fix cifsacl ACE mask for group and others. cifs: clarify hostname vs ip address in /proc/fs/cifs/DebugData cifs: change confusing field serverName (to ip_addr) cifs: Fix inconsistent IS_ERR and PTR_ERR ...
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
5 files changed, 40 insertions, 37 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/authors.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/authors.rst
index b02d6dd6c070..5c1d2f0fa7d1 100644
@@ -5,10 +5,10 @@ Authors
-Steve French (firstname.lastname@example.org)
+Steve French (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The author wishes to express his appreciation and thanks to:
-Andrew Tridgell (Samba team) for his early suggestions about smb/cifs VFS
+Andrew Tridgell (Samba team) for his early suggestions about SMB/CIFS VFS
improvements. Thanks to IBM for allowing me time and test resources to pursue
this project, to Jim McDonough from IBM (and the Samba Team) for his help, to
the IBM Linux JFS team for explaining many esoteric Linux filesystem features.
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ Patch Contributors
- Ronnie Sahlberg (for SMB3 xattr work, bug fixes, and lots of great work on compounding)
- Shirish Pargaonkar (for many ACL patches over the years)
- Sachin Prabhu (many bug fixes, including for reconnect, copy offload and security)
-- Paulo Alcantara
+- Paulo Alcantara (for some excellent work in DFS, and in booting from SMB3)
- Long Li (some great work on RDMA, SMB Direct)
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/changes.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/changes.rst
index 71f2ecb62299..3147bbae9c43 100644
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ Changes
See https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/LinuxCIFSKernel for summary
-information (that may be easier to read than parsing the output of
-"git log fs/cifs") about fixes/improvements to CIFS/SMB2/SMB3 support (changes
+information about fixes/improvements to CIFS/SMB2/SMB3 support (changes
to cifs.ko module) by kernel version (and cifs internal module version).
+This may be easier to read than parsing the output of "git log fs/cifs"
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/introduction.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/introduction.rst
index cc2851d93d17..53ea62906aa5 100644
@@ -7,19 +7,19 @@ Introduction
protocol which was the successor to the Server Message Block
(SMB) protocol, the native file sharing mechanism for most early
PC operating systems. New and improved versions of CIFS are now
- called SMB2 and SMB3. Use of SMB3 (and later, including SMB3.1.1)
- is strongly preferred over using older dialects like CIFS due to
- security reasons. All modern dialects, including the most recent,
- SMB3.1.1 are supported by the CIFS VFS module. The SMB3 protocol
- is implemented and supported by all major file servers
- such as all modern versions of Windows (including Windows 2016
- Server), as well as by Samba (which provides excellent
- CIFS/SMB2/SMB3 server support and tools for Linux and many other
- operating systems). Apple systems also support SMB3 well, as
- do most Network Attached Storage vendors, so this network
- filesystem client can mount to a wide variety of systems.
- It also supports mounting to the cloud (for example
- Microsoft Azure), including the necessary security features.
+ called SMB2 and SMB3. Use of SMB3 (and later, including SMB3.1.1
+ the most current dialect) is strongly preferred over using older
+ dialects like CIFS due to security reasons. All modern dialects,
+ including the most recent, SMB3.1.1, are supported by the CIFS VFS
+ module. The SMB3 protocol is implemented and supported by all major
+ file servers such as Windows (including Windows 2019 Server), as
+ well as by Samba (which provides excellent CIFS/SMB2/SMB3 server
+ support and tools for Linux and many other operating systems).
+ Apple systems also support SMB3 well, as do most Network Attached
+ Storage vendors, so this network filesystem client can mount to a
+ wide variety of systems. It also supports mounting to the cloud
+ (for example Microsoft Azure), including the necessary security
The intent of this module is to provide the most advanced network
file system function for SMB3 compliant servers, including advanced
@@ -27,8 +27,8 @@ Introduction
POSIX compliance, secure per-user session establishment, encryption,
high performance safe distributed caching (leases/oplocks), optional packet
signing, large files, Unicode support and other internationalization
- improvements. Since both Samba server and this filesystem client support
- the CIFS Unix extensions (and in the future SMB3 POSIX extensions),
+ improvements. Since both Samba server and this filesystem client support the
+ CIFS Unix extensions, and the Linux client also suppors SMB3 POSIX extensions,
the combination can provide a reasonable alternative to other network and
cluster file systems for fileserving in some Linux to Linux environments,
not just in Linux to Windows (or Linux to Mac) environments.
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/todo.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/todo.rst
index 25f11576e7b9..2646ed2e2d3e 100644
@@ -13,24 +13,26 @@ is a partial list of the known problems and missing features:
a) SMB3 (and SMB3.1.1) missing optional features:
- - multichannel (started), integration with RDMA
- - directory leases (improved metadata caching), started (root dir only)
+ - multichannel (partially integrated), integration of multichannel with RDMA
+ - directory leases (improved metadata caching). Currently only implemented for root dir
- T10 copy offload ie "ODX" (copy chunk, and "Duplicate Extents" ioctl
currently the only two server side copy mechanisms supported)
b) improved sparse file support (fiemap and SEEK_HOLE are implemented
- but additional features would be supportable by the protocol).
+ but additional features would be supportable by the protocol such
+ as FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE and FALLOC_FL_INSERT_RANGE)
c) Directory entry caching relies on a 1 second timer, rather than
using Directory Leases, currently only the root file handle is cached longer
+ by leveraging Directory Leases
-d) quota support (needs minor kernel change since quota calls
- to make it to network filesystems or deviceless filesystems)
+d) quota support (needs minor kernel change since quota calls otherwise
+ won't make it to network filesystems or deviceless filesystems).
e) Additional use cases can be optimized to use "compounding" (e.g.
open/query/close and open/setinfo/close) to reduce the number of
roundtrips to the server and improve performance. Various cases
- (stat, statfs, create, unlink, mkdir) already have been improved by
+ (stat, statfs, create, unlink, mkdir, xattrs) already have been improved by
using compounding but more can be done. In addition we could
significantly reduce redundant opens by using deferred close (with
handle caching leases) and better using reference counters on file
@@ -60,7 +62,9 @@ k) Add tools to take advantage of more smb3 specific ioctls and features
metadata attributes easier from tools (e.g. extending what was done
in smb-info tool).
-l) encrypted file support
+l) encrypted file support (currently the attribute showing the file is
+ encrypted on the server is reported, but changing the attribute is not
m) improved stats gathering tools (perhaps integration with nfsometer?)
to extend and make easier to use what is currently in /proc/fs/cifs/Stats
@@ -69,14 +73,13 @@ n) Add support for claims based ACLs ("DAC")
o) mount helper GUI (to simplify the various configuration options on mount)
-p) Add support for witness protocol (perhaps ioctl to cifs.ko from user space
- tool listening on witness protocol RPC) to allow for notification of share
- move, server failover, and server adapter changes. And also improve other
- failover scenarios, e.g. when client knows multiple DFS entries point to
- different servers, and the server we are connected to has gone down.
+p) Expand support for witness protocol to allow for notification of share
+ move, and server network adapter changes. Currently only notifications by
+ the witness protocol for server move is supported by the Linux client.
q) Allow mount.cifs to be more verbose in reporting errors with dialect
- or unsupported feature errors.
+ or unsupported feature errors. This would now be easier due to the
+ implementation of the new mount API.
r) updating cifs documentation, and user guide.
@@ -87,11 +90,10 @@ t) split cifs and smb3 support into separate modules so legacy (and less
secure) CIFS dialect can be disabled in environments that don't need it
and simplify the code.
-v) POSIX Extensions for SMB3.1.1 (started, create and mkdir support added
- so far).
+v) Additional testing of POSIX Extensions for SMB3.1.1
w) Add support for additional strong encryption types, and additional spnego
- authentication mechanisms (see MS-SMB2)
+ authentication mechanisms (see MS-SMB2). GCM-256 is now partially implemented.
x) Finish support for SMB3.1.1 compression
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/usage.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cifs/usage.rst
index b6d9f02bc12b..13783dc68ab7 100644
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@ and encrypted shares and stronger signing and authentication algorithms.
There are additional mount options that may be helpful for SMB3 to get
improved POSIX behavior (NB: can use vers=3.0 to force only SMB3, never 2.1):
- ``mfsymlinks`` and ``cifsacl`` and ``idsfromsid``
+ ``mfsymlinks`` and either ``cifsacl`` or ``modefromsid`` (usually with ``idsfromsid``)
Allowing User Mounts