[linux-cifs-client] Re: [PATCH] [CIFS] clean legacy cruft out of connect.c

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Wed May 7 18:57:52 GMT 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com> wrote:
> cifs_setup_session has a lot of legacy cruft. In practice these days,
>  "experimEnabled" is generally always less than 2. Session setup is
>  pretty much always handled by CIFS_SessSetup. This patch eliminates
>  the unused code in that function and does some cleanup to reduce the
>  amount of indentation. It also removes 3 session setup functions that
>  are now handled by CIFS_SessSetup.
>  I know there was some concern that there was some logic in this code to
>  which we wanted to be able to refer later. Anyone needing to do that
>  though can always just pull up an old git tree, so there's not much
>  reason to keep the current code cluttered up with it.
>  Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

The main thing I wanted to double check before removal is whether
NTLMSSP enablement works without switching this old code back on or
whether there are any legacy LANMAN cases which require any of these
old disabled-by-default routines.



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