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Kernels with CIFS/NFS support

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11th January 2014, 05:53 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all

This post will hopefully serve two purposes, one to help me find what Im looking for and the second to help other find similar.

Im looking for an N5 kernel that supports both CIFS and NFS, either built in or in the form of loadable modules. I have so far tried Faux and Franco, latest versions of both. I cant mount CIFS or NFS using the mount command with either of them. Are there any kernels on the N5 that support this properly?

If anyone knows any perhaps we can compile a list here so its clear which kernels support which features, searching high and low and trawling through kernel changelogs to find what I need is becoming quite laborious. Kind of makes me wonder why most kernel devs dont seem to want to publish a comprehensive feature list for their kernels, some do but most unfortunately dont.

Thanks in advance.
22nd February 2014, 10:14 PM   |  #2  
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From what I can see there are kernels that support cifs - look in /system/lib/modules/ for cifs.ko.
I have not yet found a viable nfs module for the stock nexus, nor have I found a way to get the mount command to work.

It looks as if CM based roms may be able to deal with this, though.
26th February 2014, 02:49 AM   |  #3  
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Could you compile your own? If you want just to be able to simply transfer files ES File Explorer supports at least CIFS.

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26th February 2014, 03:03 AM   |  #4  
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Thus far I've found that Faux supports NFS, I'm able to mount directly via the busybox mount command, it just required a slight modification to the syntax. Unfortunately I've still not found any that support CIFS not even one that has the loadable modules for it. And I need these for shell scripts I'm using, which operate independently of apps so the usual file manager apps are of no use.

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