This is the current fstab entry for the mount.
//qnap/share /data cifs noauto,user,username=qnap,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
This works fine and most of the time without any problems.
However when using some software (eg: basic text editors like gedit, or more advanced apps like PhpStorm) to open files on the share, the software reports "external file change notifications" from time to time.
The file timestamp or size doesn't change, and both this computer and the NAS have the same time set by NTP.
Does anybody know what is triggering these "external file change" notifications in basic linux text editing apps such as gedit?
Does anybody know some different mount flags that could help resolve this?
I'm interested in a fix and also interested in learning what is happening at a lower level to trigger these notifications.