Null pointer parameter in stat call in VFS layer
jra at samba.org
Thu Aug 14 01:02:35 GMT 2008
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 06:23:09PM -0600, Cam Macdonell wrote:
> I'm running a 3.0.28 server with a stackable VFS layer that I wrote. I'm
> encountering a bug that didn't occur when I ran with 3.0.21c previously.
> When I initially connect to the samba server with smbclient, the server
> executes a stat on the directory specified in the share. However, the
> call to my vfs_stat function (corresponds to SMB_VFS_OP_STAT) receives a
> null pointer for the third parameter which is of type SMB_STRUCT_STAT*.
> Is there some circumstance where the stat buffer might be null? The
> expected behaviour of returning -1 with "Bad Address" causes the samba
> connection to fail.
Can you post a backtrace when you get the NULL
pointer ? Also you might want to try a later
release. This could be a bug that was fixed.
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