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1 Original Author 2 =============== 3 Steve French (email@example.com) 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. 20 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 Pavel Shilovsky (for great work adding SMB2 support, and various SMB3 features) 44 45 Test case and Bug Report contributors 46 ------------------------------------- 47 Thanks to those in the community who have submitted detailed bug reports 48 and debug of problems they have found: Jochen Dolze, David Blaine, 49 Rene Scharfe, Martin Josefsson, Alexander Wild, Anthony Liguori, 50 Lars Muller, Urban Widmark, Massimiliano Ferrero, Howard Owen, 51 Olaf Kirch, Kieron Briggs, Nick Millington and others. Also special 52 mention to the Stanford Checker (SWAT) which pointed out many minor 53 bugs in error paths. Valuable suggestions also have come from Al Viro 54 and Dave Miller. 55 56 And thanks to the IBM LTC and Power test teams and SuSE testers for 57 finding multiple bugs during excellent stress test runs.