Bug Reporting

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cifs.ko

If you run into problems with the SMB client in the Linux kernel (cifs.ko, mount.cifs) don't hesitate to report it.

For the kernel client things are a bit more complex. There are 2 bug tracking systems which you should look at to see if your problem has already been reported:

You can also ask questions on the linux-cifs mailing-list (linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org ) (web archive here).

If you report a bug, a network capture and a kernel console log output is always helpful.

    # make the kernel as verbose as possible
    echo 'module cifs +p' > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
    echo 'file fs/cifs/* +p' > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
    echo 1 > /proc/fs/cifs/cifsFYI
    echo 1 > /sys/module/dns_resolver/parameters/debug
    
    # get kernel output + network trace
    dmesg --clear
    tcpdump -w trace.pcap & pid=$!
    sleep 3
    mount.cifs ....cd ... ls.. etc.. (the thing that fails)
    sleep 3
    kill $pid
    dmesg > trace.log

This should produce a trace.pcap and a trace.log file.

Be sure to mention your kernel version, server software and version.