tdb_fetch/store/_int problems.

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Jan 8 16:39:05 GMT 2002

Hi all,

	I'd like to replace the tdb_store_int/tdb_fetch_int
(which I may have been responsible for, I can't recall - god,
I sound like Ronald Reagan at the Contra hearings :-) :-),
with tdb_store_int32 and tdb_fetch_int32 which will store in 
little endian format.

Dan @ HP was wanting to move ntdriver tdb's from Intel to
PA-RISC and has come across this issue. I don't see any
reason why we shouldn't store in a canonical format, and
enable what tdb files we can to be portable, rather than
rely on native byte order and sizeof(int) issues.

I have code for most of the tdb's that will silently upgrade
the version stamps (which is where most of the problems are)
to intel byte order, and I believe that on all our current
platforms except for Cray UNICOS that sizeof(int) == sizeof(int32)
so this should be ok ....

The problem will be for the winbindd idmap tdb, the preservation
of which is rather important. I was not going to change this
immediately, without looking *VERY CAREFULLY* at it.

Please let me know what you think before I commit this....


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