I'm trying to mount a cifs share and have unix extensions enabled, but by default mount is passing 'nounix' and I can't figure out how to change the default behavior. I've checked 'man mount.cifs' and there is no option to do the inverse of 'nounix'.

Here is my mount command:

$ sudo mount -t cifs // -o username=foouser,password=foopass,uid=baruser,gid=baruser ~/fooshare

Then when I check all the options that actually got used in the mount operation, 'nounix' is present:

$ mount | grep fooshare
// on /home/baruser/foodshare type cifs (rw,relatime,vers=default,cache=strict,username=foouser,domain=,uid=1000,forceuid,gid=1000,forcegid,addr=,file_mode=0755,dir_mode=0755,nounix,serverino,mapposix,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,echo_interval=60,actimeo=1)
  • This may seem stupid but have you tried -o unix? Seems sensible to me given the trend in options. – Andrew Shum Dec 1 '17 at 22:35
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    Yes I did, unfortunately 'unix' not an option: 'mount error(22): Invalid argument' – Joel Cunningham Dec 1 '17 at 22:38
  • How unfortunate. – Andrew Shum Dec 1 '17 at 22:44

when i added ,vers=1.0 to the mount options, i changed the mount options from nounix to unix. you can check this with mount -l (unix is not an option which can be set implicit).

$ sudo mount -t cifs // ~/fooshare -o username=foouser,password=foopass,uid=baruser,gid=baruser,vers=1.0

to provide extra info:

$ sudo bash -c "echo 3 > /proc/fs/cifs/cifsFYI"

make sure you unmount the specified mount properly before setting the option. To view the status (number of current cifs mounts by):

$ cat /proc/fs/cifs/DebugData
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    Adding vers=1.0 worked for me too. Turns out Samba's UNIX extensions are only compatible with SMB 1.0. – Malvineous Oct 20 '18 at 7:17

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