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

Andy Polyakov appro at
Wed Feb 27 06:37:05 GMT 2002

> > I've gotten samba compiled as a 64bit app and I think it has "disappeared" the 256 sun stdio problem
> > (although I only tried a simple test which is not conclusive). I did find at least one structure
> > alignment problem in the code for share_mode_entry data handling which makes me think that they may
> > be other similar problems elsewhere.
> >
> > Has anyone else tried compiling samba as a 64 bit app and is there any data of how stable it should
> > be?
>         I have built most older Sambae as 64-bit apps
>         using Sun (Forte) cc, but only done
>         light-usage testing. My main samba server
>         is at home these days, and it's a 32-bit
>         app built with gcc.
                         ^^^ As a side comment. Even though it appears
to be possible to trick gcc-3.0.x configure procedure to configure for
64-bit and even though it's capable of generating 64-bit apps, it's not
supported by gcc team and it's broken in several ways. So that people
should be encouraged to *resist* the temptation to use gcc-3.0.x for
compiling 64-bit apps. Once again this is a *side comment*. I've read
David right, he's using gcc to compile 32-bit and cc - 64-bit. A.

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