Mount message: CIFS VFS Autodisabling the use of server inode numbers on


On a openSUSE 13.1 machine I’m mounting a Netapp CIFS share by the following command:
mount -t cifs [share] /mnt/storage -o username=,dom=,password***

The share is mounted and I can access the files but the following message appears:
CIFS VFS: Autodisabling the use of server inode numbers on [share]. This server doesn’t seem to support them properly. Hardlinks will not be recognized on this mount. Consider mounting with the "noserverino"option to silence this message.

I’m not that into linux but what does this mean? Can I use the mountpoint anyway or should I use the “noserverino” option? I’m running Owncloud on this dedicated server and want to move the data directory to this mountpoint…

With regards,


It means you can’t use hard links ( ) on that particular mount.

It’s just a warning, you can safely ignore it.