[PATCH] Cygwin: path: Fix UNC path handling for SMB3 mounted to a drive.

Takashi Yano takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp
Thu Feb 3 09:28:32 GMT 2022

On Thu, 3 Feb 2022 09:58:19 +0100
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb  3 17:40, Takashi Yano wrote:
> > - If an UNC path is mounted to a drive using SMB3.11, accessing to
> >   the drive fails with error "Too many levels of symbolic links."
> >   This patch fixes the issue.
> LGTM, please push.

Thanks for reviewing.

> I'm curious.  I'm using Samba as well and never saw this problem.
> Can you describe how to reproduce?

I used samba under debian stretch last December, and
confirmed current code worked without the problem.

Recently, I have upgraded the server OS from stretch
to bullseye, and noticed this problem.

Perhaps, samba version and its protocol version may be

My samba version is: Version 4.13.13-Debian

This also happens with shared folder under Windows 10
in my environment.

Win10 version is:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19044.1466]

The reproducible steps are as follows.

$ net use z: '\\server\sharedname'
The command completed successfully.

$ cd /cygdrive/z
/cygdrive/z: Too many levels of symbolic links.

Takashi Yano <takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp>

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