samba as a 64 bit app - Was: stdio in smbd

Eric Boehm boehm at
Wed Feb 27 05:01:10 GMT 2002

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 01:11:13AM -0600, Eric Dirks wrote:
>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Dirks <eric.dirks at> writes:

    Eric> I've gotten samba compiled as a 64bit app and I think it has
    Eric> "disappeared" the 256 sun stdio problem (although I only
    Eric> tried a simple test which is not conclusive). I did find at
    Eric> least one structure alignment problem in the code for
    Eric> share_mode_entry data handling which makes me think that
    Eric> they may be other similar problems elsewhere.

    Eric> Has anyone else tried compiling samba as a 64 bit app and is
    Eric> there any data of how stable it should be?

I've been using Samba 2.0.7 as a 64-bit app for over a year at several
different sites with no problems relating to alignment. 

I have not used Samba 2.2.x in production as there are still
outstanding problems.

I have been testing 2.2.4-pre but not very heavily.

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