[PATCH] Final removal of lp_posix_pathnames() from the smbd server main code paths.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Mar 23 19:04:47 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 07:56:20PM +0100, Ralph Boehme wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 09:13:27AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > I know people are really busy with other More.Important.Things. :-(
> > right now.
> I still have this on my todo list as well.
> > But for those who aren't, it'd be really great to get this in
> > as then I can start prototyping the SMB2 unix extensions !
> fwiw, in case those slipped your attention, there's some prior art
> from Volker and Richard:
> <https://git.samba.org/?p=slow/samba.git;a=commitdiff;h=d786c5b6bdd7a44ca7a439c089862c158a0a5d70>
> <https://git.samba.org/?p=slow/samba.git;a=commitdiff;h=efbd4981533ff3352e14fedc9c57e79fc977fdd5>
> I wanted to start work on this in the next weeks as well. :)

No, I hadn't forgotten. The whole point of this epic
patchset was to be able to use that work without
running into lp_posix_pathnames() all over the damn
place :-).

Personally, I think less-is-more in terms of option
negotiations. If you SMB2_CREATE with the POSIX
create context and you get a reply, the server is
telling you all the POSIX features it has helpfully
turned on for your benefit :-).

I don't think the client should get to choose.

That way lies combinatorial madness in testing :-).

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