[SAMBA3] [PATCH] AIX initgroups() error
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Fri Sep 8 17:27:51 GMT 2006
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aatzel at gamax.hu wrote:
> Hi Developers,
> the following patch is correcting a special
> error detected only in AIX environment with
> users belonging to DCE cells.
> As it was detected during debug sessions and
> using special traces, in this case the initgroups()
> function coming from the own libraries of AIX is
> writing to some memory areas, where it shouldn't
> (in our case it destroyed the magic number
> of a talloc struct, triggering a coredump).
> Replacing this function with the substitute,
> delivered with the samba code, the smbd
> runs error-free.
> The following little patch does nothing, but forces
> the usage of samba's own initgroups() function,
> in case the system is AIX.
> I would like to ask for a review, if any of you
> have some time for it.
Bill, what's you vote on this. Can you confirm broken
initgroups() behavior on AIX ?
My only objection is that it blacklists initgroups()
on all AIX servers even though the problem appears to
be with a specific environment.
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