|Steve French (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|The author wishes to express his appreciation and thanks to:
|Andrew Tridgell (Samba team) for his early suggestions about smb/cifs VFS
|improvements. Thanks to IBM for allowing me time and test resources to pursue
|this project, to Jim McDonough from IBM (and the Samba Team) for his help, to
|the IBM Linux JFS team for explaining many esoteric Linux filesystem features.
|Jeremy Allison of the Samba team has done invaluable work in adding the server
|side of the original CIFS Unix extensions and reviewing and implementing
|portions of the newer CIFS POSIX extensions into the Samba 3 file server. Thank
|Dave Boutcher of IBM Rochester (author of the OS/400 smb/cifs filesystem client)
|for proving years ago that very good smb/cifs clients could be done on Unix-like
|operating systems. Volker Lendecke, Andrew Tridgell, Urban Widmark, John
|Newbigin and others for their work on the Linux smbfs module. Thanks to
|the other members of the Storage Network Industry Association CIFS Technical
|Workgroup for their work specifying this highly complex protocol and finally
|thanks to the Samba team for their technical advice and encouragement.
|Mark Hamzy (for some of the early cifs IPv6 work)
|Jesper Juhl (in particular for lots of whitespace/formatting cleanup)
|Vince Negri and Dave Stahl (for finding an important caching bug)
|Adrian Bunk (kcalloc cleanups)
|Kazeon team for various fixes especially for 2.4 version.
|Asser Ferno (Change Notify support)
|Shaggy (Dave Kleikamp) for inumerable small fs suggestions and some good cleanup
|Gunter Kukkukk (testing and suggestions for support of old servers)
|Igor Mammedov (DFS support)
|Jeff Layton (many, many fixes, as well as great work on the cifs Kerberos code)
|Test case and Bug Report contributors
|Thanks to those in the community who have submitted detailed bug reports
|and debug of problems they have found: Jochen Dolze, David Blaine,
|Rene Scharfe, Martin Josefsson, Alexander Wild, Anthony Liguori,
|Lars Muller, Urban Widmark, Massimiliano Ferrero, Howard Owen,
|Olaf Kirch, Kieron Briggs, Nick Millington and others. Also special
|mention to the Stanford Checker (SWAT) which pointed out many minor
|bugs in error paths. Valuable suggestions also have come from Al Viro
|and Dave Miller.
|And thanks to the IBM LTC and Power test teams and SuSE testers for
|finding multiple bugs during excellent stress test runs.