Recent changes to autorid (was Re: [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated)

Christian Ambach ambi at
Sun Apr 27 14:02:43 MDT 2014

Am 25.04.14 20:36, schrieb Simo:
> On Fri, 2014-04-25 at 17:53 +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
>> +
> Sorry to sound negative, but I think this fiddling and making strange
> exceptions with autorid is a bad idea.

I somehow agree with Simo. Adding more and more exceptions and special
handlings to autorid throws away the originally simple idea behind it
and creates a more and more complex module. You now need to look at many
code paths to understand how the different types of SIDs are treated and
most of them miss the explanatory comments why some SIDs are treated
differently. We definitely need more documentation here: both in the
code and in the manpage.
What is the rationale behind this change? Making sure all current
well-knowns are place right next to each other and when Microsoft adds
new well-knowns in the future they also be placed beside the existing
ones? How can you make sure that 500 will be enough?

Looking at the changes, I corrected a typo in a new DEBUG message,
please see attachment.


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From 6c81cbfe73bb6901611540cc22eb0a6da70b2034 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Christian Ambach <ambi at>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:54:40 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] autorid: fix a typo

Signed-off-by: Christian Ambach <ambi at>
 source3/winbindd/idmap_autorid.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/source3/winbindd/idmap_autorid.c b/source3/winbindd/idmap_autorid.c
index 37612c2..2cafcb5 100644
--- a/source3/winbindd/idmap_autorid.c
+++ b/source3/winbindd/idmap_autorid.c
@@ -434,7 +434,7 @@ static NTSTATUS idmap_autorid_sid_to_id_alloc_action(
 			return ret;
-		DEBUG(10, ("Sepecial sid %s not mapped. falling back to "
+		DEBUG(10, ("Special sid %s not mapped. falling back to "
 			   "regular allocation\n",

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