KIP, Powerprint Request software -samba

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Aug 13 17:16:46 GMT 2004

Off the top of my head...

Samba has to convert Posix semantics to Microsoft semantics before 
returning the Trans2 information.  That can take some time.  That *may* be 
the cause of the problem but I am entirely guessing.  Haven't had time to 
look at the code.

Chris -)-----

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 09:13:40AM -0500, Mark Nehemiah wrote:
> On Fri, August 13, 2004 4:43 am, Martin Zielinski said:
> > Samba creates a directory listing for each file request with
> > "dptr_create(...)" to find a match between the file and the directory
> > content.
> >
> > I think, the way to fix this behaviour ist to detect, that the file name
> > is
> > NOT a wildcard but a valid file name. Checking, if we can get an excact
> > match
> > on the pattern, and - if so - skip the directory listing could be the
> > trick.
> I just got done doing a log level 10 myself.  I was about to do some
> ethereal captures, and saw your messages.  Thanks for the great analysis,
> I really appreciate it,  you are more on top of Samba than myself, that's
> for sure.  Hopefully someone can get some more insight to this and share.
> > But I'm not deep enaugh in Samba to be really shure about that or even
> > able to
> > test it by hacking Samba :-(
> >
> > BTW: I use reiserfs and this is optimized for large directory listings.
> Did you happen to try this on a reiserfs volume?   I've debated myself
> several times about using reiserfs.  If I have time I'll test today,
> otherwise, somtime soon.
> --Mark..

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