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Based on kernel version 3.13. Page generated on 2014-01-20 22:02 EST.

1	Original Author
2	===============
3	Steve French (sfrench@samba.org)
4	
5	The author wishes to express his appreciation and thanks to:
6	Andrew Tridgell (Samba team) for his early suggestions about smb/cifs VFS
7	improvements. Thanks to IBM for allowing me time and test resources to pursue
8	this project, to Jim McDonough from IBM (and the Samba Team) for his help, to
9	the IBM Linux JFS team for explaining many esoteric Linux filesystem features.
10	Jeremy Allison of the Samba team has done invaluable work in adding the server
11	side of the original CIFS Unix extensions and reviewing and implementing
12	portions of the newer CIFS POSIX extensions into the Samba 3 file server. Thank
13	Dave Boutcher of IBM Rochester (author of the OS/400 smb/cifs filesystem client)
14	for proving years ago that very good smb/cifs clients could be done on Unix-like
15	operating systems.  Volker Lendecke, Andrew Tridgell, Urban Widmark, John 
16	Newbigin and others for their work on the Linux smbfs module.  Thanks to
17	the other members of the Storage Network Industry Association CIFS Technical
18	Workgroup for their work specifying this highly complex protocol and finally
19	thanks to the Samba team for their technical advice and encouragement.
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21	Patch Contributors
22	------------------
23	Zwane Mwaikambo
24	Andi Kleen
25	Amrut Joshi
26	Shobhit Dayal
27	Sergey Vlasov
28	Richard Hughes
29	Yury Umanets
30	Mark Hamzy (for some of the early cifs IPv6 work)
31	Domen Puncer
32	Jesper Juhl (in particular for lots of whitespace/formatting cleanup)
33	Vince Negri and Dave Stahl (for finding an important caching bug)
34	Adrian Bunk (kcalloc cleanups)
35	Miklos Szeredi 
36	Kazeon team for various fixes especially for 2.4 version.
37	Asser Ferno (Change Notify support)
38	Shaggy (Dave Kleikamp) for innumerable small fs suggestions and some good cleanup
39	Gunter Kukkukk (testing and suggestions for support of old servers)
40	Igor Mammedov (DFS support)
41	Jeff Layton (many, many fixes, as well as great work on the cifs Kerberos code)
42	Scott Lovenberg
43	
44	Test case and Bug Report contributors
45	-------------------------------------
46	Thanks to those in the community who have submitted detailed bug reports
47	and debug of problems they have found:  Jochen Dolze, David Blaine,
48	Rene Scharfe, Martin Josefsson, Alexander Wild, Anthony Liguori,
49	Lars Muller, Urban Widmark, Massimiliano Ferrero, Howard Owen,
50	Olaf Kirch, Kieron Briggs, Nick Millington and others. Also special
51	mention to the Stanford Checker (SWAT) which pointed out many minor
52	bugs in error paths.  Valuable suggestions also have come from Al Viro
53	and Dave Miller.
54	
55	And thanks to the IBM LTC and Power test teams and SuSE testers for
56	finding multiple bugs during excellent stress test runs.
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