vfs_solarisacl.c compilation in master

Ira Cooper ira at samba.org
Wed Oct 24 04:06:13 MDT 2012

To whom it may concern:

I'm on a very important set of projects right now.  My next ~1 month
is tied up pretty tight.  I don't have the about ~1/2 day I'd need to
deal with this, and get the patches shepherded into the tree.

There are problems with the 4.0 build on OpenIndiana that concern me,
but I know I will not have time to address before the 4.0 release,
alas the user who hit them did not bugzilla them as far as I know.
There is also this new issue Mr. Bartlett is raising, and I'm unclear
how it impacts 4.0.

To be honest, most modern (Solaris 10+) sites are likely on ZFS, so
they don't use vfs_solarisacl.  They use vfs_zfsacl + nfsv4acl
instead.  Which is why I never noticed this issue.  All of my storage
systems are ZFS only, I can't/don't use and test vfs_solarisacl.
Compiling code is far from a guarantee it'll do anything useful.

Hopefully my projects will complete early, but until such time as they
complete, I can't be counted on to provide "Solaris" coverage.  I'll
reassign reviews as needed, to reflect this reality.  I'll be around
on IRC to help as I can, but any "longer jaunts" will have to be held
off until I finish my current work, or at least get into a less busy

Thank you to all for your assistance, and understanding of my deadlines,


PS: This phase is expected to last about 1 month.  But could easily
extend into the new year.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> Ira,
> Since the changes for adding a mem_ctx to the posix ACL VFS functions,
> I've noticed build farm errors on compiling vfs_solarisacl.c in
> autoconf, but not waf.
> I'm suspecting this means two things: we are not detecting solaris ACLs
> in waf, and that I've still got things wrong in lib/sysacls.c or
> vfs_solarsisacl.c.
> Either way, I'm wondering if you could help me out?  It's almost
> certainly trivial stuff, but I made one 'stab in the dark' (fixing a
> clearly incorrect prototype), but I really need someone with access and
> experience on genuine solaris-like systems to fix this up for me.  It
> should be trivial, but I'm as you haven't noticed yet, perhaps there is
> more to it.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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