SMB3.1.1 to the Cloud and Beyond: Update on Progress in SMB3 Support for Linux

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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The Linux kernel client for SMB3 continues to be one of the most active file systems, with enormous progress over the past year. Major performance improvements, and security improvements, as well as improvements to:
- client tooling (“smbinfo” and as well as new ACL tools)
- POSIX compatibility (both with and without the new SMB3.1.1 POSIX Extensions)
- snapshot/previous version mounts
- sparse file support
- Mutlichannel
- DIrectory change notification

Due to new automated testing infrastructure (the “buildbot”) not only has the change rate continued to accelerate, but we have added support for more than 50 new xfstests.

This has been a great year for improved access to Samba, NAS filers, Windows, Macs, and the Cloud (Azure) from Linux!

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