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Article from Issue 253/2021

Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the renaming SMB and testing standards.

Renaming SMB

Steve French of Microsoft posted a bunch of patches to the SMB/CIFS filesystem, sparking an interesting little discussion. For starters, Linus Torvalds merged the patch set within a day but also had some remarks:

"You pretty much interchangeably use 'cifs' or 'smb3' for the filesystem, as shown once more by the commit messages here (but also the subject line).

"The filesystem directory is called 'cifs', and I've taken to use that in my 'Pull cifs updates' thing from you to just avoiding the confusion.


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