Yeah i does only work on the linux side. This is true, but it will fix npm and symlinks in general. I built a development env for out windows hosts and had a lot of time testing and trying to find good ways to mound an SMB share with the best possible performance and least hassle.
I used the following mount options to have the best results:
[“mfsymlinks”, “forceuid”, “noperm”, “nobrl”,“file_mode=0775”, “dir_mode=0775”]
You could also maybe add detection for the Windows version and with that the support SMB version. You can specify the SMB version to mount with, this can also improve the performance. (Mount opions vers=xxx). Default is SMB 1 bah.
I did find the 3.02 kinda flakey, but we are still on and older kernel.