Sigh, it seems replying from Gmail on my phone culled the CC-list.
Sorry about that, and here's the rest of the discussion in case
someone else is interested:

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Andre Esser <> wrote:
> On 2013-11-20 12:23, Erik Faye-Lund wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Andre Esser <> 
>> wrote:
>>> There is with POSIX extensions, and git recognises it correctly when an
>>> executable file is being committed, ie the file's exec flag is set in
>>> the repository.
>>> If that file is then however checked out to the same CIFS file system,
>>> the exec flag is not set, which seems a least inconsistent.
>> OK, in that case, core.filemode probably leads down the wrong path. In
>> fact, shouldn't everything just work? I mean, normal POSIX calls
>> should behave as ususal, no? Perhaps this is a Samba issue?
> We've had a look at the GIT source code (after my original post) and it
> seems that after GIT identifies the file system as CIFS, it doesn't even
> try to set the x-flag. Given POSIX extensions have been around for years
> it would probably be a good idea to change GIT's behaviour. But I'm no
> developer and we don't have the spare manpower in the company to look
> into this any deeper.
> Thanks for your replies though!
> Andre
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