Success story with patch: Samba4 on FreeBSD - one year in production

Andriy Syrovenko andriys at
Fri Jun 1 05:17:00 MDT 2012

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for the note. I was planning to work on these patches during
the upcoming weekend, but since you've already started the work I'd
better spend this time testing you patches.


2012/6/1 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>:
> On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 14:39 +0300, Andriy Syrovenko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 3. The third part of the patch adds extattr support on FreeBSD to the
>> Samba4 binaries. Extended attributes handling on FreeBSD differs from
>> Linux in that the attribute name does not include the namespace name.
>> Namespace is specified as an additional (numeric) parameter to the
>> extattr related function instead. Additionally, there only two
>> universally defined namespaces- system and user, and there no security
>> namespace. So, I decided to put everything into the user namespace
>> using the original attribute names as they are defined in Samba
>> (including '.' character which seems to be perfectly legal on
>> FreeBSD).
>> Please consider the possibility to include this patch into the main
>> source tree. I can work on some changes if required.
> Just a quick note to say that I've taken on this larger challenge, and
> hopefully we will have patches for review soon.
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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