Re: Deprecating smbfs(5) and removing it before FreeBSD 14

From: Ed Maste <emaste_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 12:25:52 -0400
On Thu, 28 Oct 2021 at 11:05, Eugene Grosbein <eugen_at_grosbein.net> wrote:
>
> Please do not remove what is not broken.

That is exactly the problem though: it was broken. It was fixed only
because the CHERI folks found that it wasn't working and fixed it, and
they are not going to be using it much longer. If nobody else
regularly tests it in -CURRENT it will break again, and will end up
broken in a release. That said, since it does seem that several folks
are still currently using i I'll avoid trying to remove it in the near
future.

A caveat for the man pages may instead be something like:

    The smbfs filesystem driver supports only the obsolete SMBv1 protocol.
    smbfs is unmaintained and may not function correctly in FreeBSD 14 or
    later.  Users are advised to evaluate the sysutils/fusefs-smbnetfs port
    instead.
Received on Thu Oct 28 2021 - 16:25:52 UTC

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