[PATCH 2/2] cifs: Correct comment about domainname length
scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 15:10:48 MDT 2013
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com> wrote:
>> >> Still, how can we have a FQDN that's 256 characters long when the host
>> >> name length can be 1024 characters long?
>> > Excuse me, I am not quite familiar about cifs, so can not provide
>> > additional more information (I found it only by reading code).
>> > But I feel, it really need additional discussion and check by the
>> > related experts (related members who are familiar with cifs).
>> > Welcome any members' suggestions and completions.
>> > Thanks.
>> Come on guys, enough already. As per here:
>> and a comment above the max len of the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is
>> 63 octets per label and 255 bytes per FQDN. This maximum includes 254
>> bytes for the FQDN and one byte for the ending dot.
> Ok, I think I knew that at one point and paged it out. It does make one
> wonder why NI_MAXHOST is so big though -- is that for some
> internationalization scheme?
> Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>
I guess it works if you're storing as UTF-32 or wchar_t at 4 bytes per
character. 256 characters * 4 bytes/char + 1 byte for NULL. Microsoft
seems to use the same value for NI_MAXHOST ref:
Peace and Blessings,
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