Samba function test

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Jul 31 17:22:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 05:00:43PM -0700, Jim Myers wrote:
> Also, please explain about NT vs DOS error codes.

I just finished writing something up about that.  See:

Basically, DOS codes originally mapped to the DOS format, which had a
one-byte error class and a two-byte error code.  OS/2 used the same
format, and what we call DOS codes are really OS/2 codes.  originally DOS
knew about only a limited set of codes, and OS/2 expanded on that set.  
The codes we call DOS codes are really OS/2 codes because they include the
additions made by OS/2.

NT_STATUS codes are four-byte.

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