On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 05:13:45PM +0100, Charles Mason wrote:
> From what I have seen, both are perfectly capable and since its samba
> that will be doing most of the actual work its probably doesn't matter
> that much. Of course the next question if he goes with Linux, is which
> distro. Perhaps the question should be FreeBSD v Red Hat v Ubuntu v
> SUSE v latest flavour of the month. Since keeping it patched is
> essential, these sorts of admin features do matter.

And did this bug ever get addressed?  If so, when/what commit?


The workaround is very, very painful when it comes to directories which
have many files.  That workaround is to disable the name cache entirely
in Samba:

  directory name cache size = 0

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