sys_setgroups in samba-3.3.X fails, cause a panic

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Aug 7 15:18:03 MDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 03:33:55PM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> This is a common problem with non-Linux OSs, and can result in an
> improper denial of access to someone's files.  The right answer is to
> fix Solaris et all (and I have a bug open and a putative workaround),
> but that causes binary-compatibility concerns. 
> On Solaris and ZFS, the native SMB server has infinite groups, but there
> is no
> current fix for the underlying OS.

Wait a second -- they are doing stuff in the kernel that
alternative implementations of the SMB protocol are not
allowed to do? Good for SUN that they are not a dominant SMB
server, otherwise we'd have some addresses to file
complaints ....

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