The true semantics of resetting Delete-on-Close

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Jul 24 19:03:22 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:21:15AM -0700, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi folks,
> According to:
> section 4.3 File Deletion Semantics
> > Note that if a handle is marked delete on close during create
> > and the handle has not been closed, clearing the delete on close
> > flag will have no effect. The link or stream will still be set to the
> > delete-pending state when the handle is closed and thus ultimately deleted.
> A scan of the code in
> source3/smbd/trans2.c:smb_set_file_disposition_info suggests that we
> do not properly implement those semantics. That is, if we are asked to
> rest the Delete-on-Close state we do so even if the file is not in the
> Delete-Pending state.

Patch + regression test welcome :-). If you want it in 4.7.0 log
the bug first :-).

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