Linux SMB helper
There are too many knobs in different places at the moment: request-keys, idmap, cifscreds, /proc stuff. This goal of this project would be to write one CLI tool that would wrap everything under a common interface. It could handle getting/setting ACL as well. Ideally this would replace and unify all the little tools in cifs-utils.
I think it would be great to write this Python + a C python module for the syscalls and other ioctl which would not be so practical from python. Alternatively, all in C++. I'm just tired of plain C for non-critical stuff. C + glib maybe.
smbmount -- unified utility to manage linux smb mounts
# smbmount //UNC /path [opts] # or # smbmount mount //UNC /path [opts]
list things under "config"
# smbmount config
smbmount config debug [on|off]
- make cifs.ko verbose/quiet
- do something with ftrace?
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
# smbmount config trace [on|off|???]
- get/set traceSMB
- should this be in "config debug"?
# smbmount config dns # smbmount config dns cache
- list entries
# smbmount config dns cache clear
- clear cache
# smbmount config dns cache expire [time]
- get/set expire time
# smbmount config dfs # smbmount config dfs cache
- list entries
# smbmount config dfs clear
- clear cached entries
XXX: is "auth" better?
# smbmount config credentials
- allow to dump/edit in-kernel credentials
- TODO: this might require kernel changes
- we could entirely use the keyctl system for creds
- usecase: password expire or changes and you want to let cifs.ko reconnect without unmount/remounting
# smbmount config kerberos
- kerberos things
- TODO: what exactly? figure out what this should include. tickets have to be renewed? how? etc
- XXX: should this go under "credentials"?
SMB-specific file opts
We would have a verb per operation
# smbmount acl # smbmount streams # smbmount setattr # smbmount ...
- TODO: complete
# smbmount show
- list things under "show"
# smbmount show connection [-v] [-f filters?]
- list tcp con, sess, tcon (read DebugData)
# smbmount show mount [-v]
- list smb mount points with explained mount options
# smbmount show stats [???]
- compile and list various stats from /proc/fs/cifs