[Bug 406466] Re: 2.6.31 - Can't see files in CIFS-mounted directories

Callan Davies callan at cruzn.net.au
Fri Feb 12 11:42:41 GMT 2010

> Iam really disappointed that this also has not been classed as a bug buy the server team.
> from going from a simply configuration on my fstab of between Januty & Karnic.
> //server/mnt /mnt/mountpoint cifs guest 0 0
> to
> //server/mnt /mnt/mountpoint        cifs nounix,noserverino,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,guest      0       0
> which is a big change in configuartion especially when this is not
> documented really well apart from on this bug report.

I'm afraid I have to agree with Andy Rogers here.

My experience is in using Ubuntu right since 6.06, and using Ubuntu with
a NAS device since 7.04.

I learned early that the NOUNIX option was useful, as this allows
user/group permissions to be set on the local mount point.

But the 'noserverino' option was never, ever needed. I always used the
same fstab entry all the way from 7.04 from 9.04.

For the record, my fstab had always been :

//server/mnt /mnt/mountpoint cifs
nounix,user=username,password=password,uid=uid,gid=gid,file_mode=0770,dir_mode=0770 0 0

If this is a kernel bug then I understand Ubuntu may not have direct
control over this, but I guess my feedback is that it's a very nasty
issue that cropped up by surprise, and it took me several weeks of
google and forum searching to find the answer. For a new user, or a less
experienced user, this may be a showstopper.

I will accept whatever outcome is decided, I thought I'd just post my
feedback in support of Andy's comments.


2.6.31 - Can't see files in CIFS-mounted directories
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