Directory cache and SMB2

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Mar 29 17:12:42 UTC 2018

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 03:43:07PM +0200, Ralph Böhme wrote:
> Hi!
> It seems for SMB2 we still populate the directory cache, but we never use it. Am
> I missing something?
> It gets populated via smbd_smb2_query_directory_send ->
> smbd_dirptr_lanman2_entry -> smbd_dirptr_get_entry -> DirCacheAdd for SMB2.
> But the only point where it's used is via call_trans2findnext -> dptr_SearchDir
> -> SearchDir which is SMB1 only.

Yes, that's completely correct. That's because SMB1 uses a name
to resume from, wheras SMB2 always continues from the next position
(unless it's told to restart or close-and-reopen the listing).

We could make DirCacheAdd a noop for SMB2. Wanna do a patch ?


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