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Subject[PATCH] fs/cifs: don't translate SFM_SLASH (U+F026) to backslash
When a Mac client saves an item containing a backslash to a file server
the backslash is represented in the CIFS/SMB protocol as as U+F026.
Before this change, listing a directory containing an item with a
backslash in its name will return that item with the backslash
represented with a true backslash character (U+005C) because
convert_sfm_character mapped U+F026 to U+005C when interpretting the
CIFS/SMB protocol response. However, attempting to open or stat the
path using a true backslash will result in an error because
convert_to_sfm_char does not map U+005C back to U+F026 causing the
CIFS/SMB request to be made with the backslash represented as U+005C.

This change simply prevents the U+F026 to U+005C conversion from
happenning. This is analogous to how the code does not do any
translation of UNI_SLASH (U+F000).

Signed-off-by: Jon Kuhn <>
fs/cifs/cifs_unicode.c | 3 ---
1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/cifs/cifs_unicode.c b/fs/cifs/cifs_unicode.c
index b380e087..a2b2355e 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/cifs_unicode.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/cifs_unicode.c
@@ -105,9 +105,6 @@ convert_sfm_char(const __u16 src_char, char *target)
*target = '<';
- case SFM_SLASH:
- *target = '\\';
- break;
*target = ' ';

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