Herb Lewis hlewis at
Tue Nov 3 20:35:12 UTC 2015

On 11/03/2015 11:36 AM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 10:11:05AM -0800, Herb Lewis wrote:
>> I notice smbtorture uses several deprecated or obsolete SMB commands.
>> In particular there are a lot of calls to smb_raw_exit which sends an
>> SMB_COM_PROCESS_EXIT (0x11). MS-CIFS states that this is obsolete
>> and further states
>> In Core Protocol, open files (identified by FIDs) and any locks on
>> those files were considered
>> "owned" by the client process. Starting with the LAN Manager 1.0
>> dialect, FIDs are no longer
>> associated with PIDs. The client MAY allow open file handles to be
>> shared between multiple
>> processes. CIFS clients SHOULD NOT send SMB_COM_PROCESS_EXIT
>> requests. Instead, CIFS
>> clients SHOULD perform all process cleanup operations, sending
>> individual file close operations as
>> needed.
>> Shouldn't we get rid of all these obsolete calls in smbtorture so we
>> are testing what
>> clients will really be doing?
> We should decide this on a case-by-case basis. In general, I
> think if we have working code covered by tests -- why not
> keep it working? However, if we change our server-side
> structure such that it becomes very hard or impossible to
> support certain semantics, we should reconsider this.
> Do you have anything special in mind that is blocked by
> those tests?
> Volker
Nothing specifically blocked. I'm just going through and trying to 
understand better
what exactly we are testing right now.

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