VFS Linking errors

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Oct 6 22:53:57 GMT 2008

On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 03:09:34PM +0100, Paul Weaver wrote:
> Which seems to call CHECK_STRING_SIZE(d, max_len+1)
> d is "d->d_name", with "d" being defined as
>  d = SMB_VFS_NEXT_READDIR(handle, dirInfo->dirstream)
> And dirInfo is a "mh_dirinfo_struct" defined with
>  pstring dirpath
>  BOOL isInMediaFiles
>  fstring clientMDB
>  fstring clientPMR
>  fstring clientCreating
>  SMB_STRUCT_DIR* dirstream
> A bit more DEBUG macros reveals that sizeof(d) is "1" on the 64 bit
> solaris machine, and "256" on my 32 bit linux machine

This is due to the differences in definition. On Linux
it's defined as :

           struct dirent {
               ino_t          d_ino;       /* inode number */
               off_t          d_off;       /* offset to the next dirent
               unsigned short d_reclen;    /* length of this record */
               unsigned char  d_type;      /* type of file */
               char           d_name[256]; /* filename */

On Solaris I'm guessing the last element is :

char           d_name[1];

It's really a variable element at the end of the struct,
again from the Linux man pages :

"According to POSIX, the dirent structure contains a field char d_name[]
of unspecified size, with at most NAME_MAX characters preceding the
terminating null byte."

You have to treat the struct accordingly.

> On both the solaris box and the linux SMB_STRUCT_DIRENT is defined as
> dirent64 -- which is a bit confusing at first glance as I've got a 32bit
> linux distro

Not really. Even on 32-bit builds we always use the 64-bit
API's to get the large file (>32bit) code to work correctly.


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