looking for more project ideas

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Mon May 1 13:34:36 GMT 2006

   Strongly agree!
   Logically the checks on the parameters should be when they're
initially set, so the code is "right there". With it in
a different file entirely, it's unlikely to be fixed if.
the loading changes.

   After pruning the parameters, one might see code like

{"map hidden", P_BOOL, P_LOCAL, &sDefault.bMap_hidden, set_map_hidden, 	

static BOOL set_map_hidden(int snum, const char *pszParmValue,
		char **ptr) {
	if (*ptr == True && (sDefault.iCreate_mask & 0111) {
		complain_bitterly (;-))
	else {
		sDefault.bMap_hidden = *ptr;
	return True;

Hopefully when someone comes to change map hidden, one will
notice it's set in a handler and modify that (;-))


Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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>>  One thing that I looked at early in Samba 3 was to thoroughly
>>cross check parameters for self-consistency. For example, if
>>create mask is set to mask out the execute bits, and the map
>>system, hidden or archive options are set, the latter
>>will fail silently.
>>  I have a list of about twenty things to check for.
> Dave,
> I'd like to reduce the number of overall parameters before
> we tackle this.  Jim McDonough mentioned a configuration
> validity set of tests for production servers at Samba XP
> last week.  This might fit into that category.
> The problem I have with these types of test in testparm is
> that they bit rot.  The "+ character as a winbind separator
> might cause problems" error message we have now.  Plus relying
> on today's server implementation rather than actually testing
> the functionality is going to cause false positives at some
> stage.
> I'd be willing to go this route but only if it was done in
> a way that was easily maintainable and did not clutter the
> code with an endless amounts of if statements.  I'm not sure
> this is a 3 month project though.  Do you ?
> cheers, jerry
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