[PIDL] support for multilevel pointers and arrays and embedded ref pointers

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Sun Feb 3 01:56:17 GMT 2008

Hi Jelmer,

I've done some more testing with my patch to correctly support
multilevel pointers.

We already found that the 2nd and higher levels get the
pointer_default() value instead of the specified pointer type.
So '[ref] uint32 **v' means a ref pointer to a unique pointer
to an uint32 value.

But I needed to change that IS_DEFERRED to 1 for the 2nd and higher
level (of the pointers which are encoded on the wire):

[out,ref] uint8 ****v
here the 3rd and higher levels should have IS_DEFERRED = 1

[out,unique] uint8 ****v
here the 2nd and higher levels should have IS_DEFERRED = 1

Take a look at the ndr parser code that is generated for
wkssvc_NetrGetJoinableOus[2]. The current code for 'ous' will never
parse the real content it will stop after parsing the first unique
pointer level.

Please take a look at this branch:
(I'll fix the commit messages before I'll push this...)


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