Is samba 64bit safe ? (PR#19852)

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Thu Aug 26 13:45:11 GMT 1999

darrenr at wrote:
> Attempting to run swat on Solaris7/64bit compiled with SUNWspro5.0 to
> generate 64bit binaries results in empty documents being served by
> swat.  Is this application 64bit-safe ?

Status report:
  I've found a problem which is **sometimes** reproducable
on Solaris 7, using swat with the -xarch=v9 compiler option.
  In  password_check() in pass_check.c, in the HAVE_CRYPT case,
the strcmp of crypt(password,this_salt) with this_crypted will
segfault when attempting to load the first character
pointed to by the return value of crypt.
  Alas, this is reproduceable only some of the time, as is
experiments with a smaller snippet of crypt-using code.

  A possible workaround is to add the declaration 
"char *crypt(char *, char *)" to the beginning of the code block.
This caused the swat application to operate properly, but I can't
confirm whether this was the fix or whether god reached dewn from
her heaven and whacked the program on its head.

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