Subject: SMBFS on alpha?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Mather <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/2003 12:28:49
I notice there is a mount_smbfs. As I use this under FreeBSD/i386
occasionally, I thought I'd give it a whirl on my NetBSD/alpha box at
I built a kernel with "file-system SMBFS" and "pseudo-device nsmb"
options and rebooted using this kernel. But, when I issued a
mount_smbfs, I got the following error:
mount_smbfs: can't get handle to requester (no /dev/nsmb* device)
So, I went to run /dev/MAKEDEV to make /dev/nsmb0 only to find it
doesn't include that device. Is this a subtle way of saying the SMBFS
file system and mount_smbfs aren't working on alpha? :-) I looked, and
the NetBSD/i386 MAKEDEV includes nsmb*, so I guess it is available
under NetBSD/i386. (I tried mknod using the same major and minor
numbers, but still get the same error from mount_smbfs.)
I am curious to know why config didn't complain that there was no nsmb
entry in /sys/arch/alpha/conf/majors.alpha and successfully built the
kernel anyway. (Did it assume nsmb was a network device---a la ppp,
gif, faith, etc.---and hence didn't require one?) Similarly, why have
a /usr/lkm/smbfs.o if it won't work? Is it just to tantalise? :-)
Is anyone able to confirm mount_smbfs working for them under
NetBSD/alpha? BTW, my system is 1.6T-CURRENT.
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