[PATCH] fix sambaundoguidindex

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Feb 11 20:06:23 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2019-02-09 at 12:08 +0100, Björn JACKE via samba-technical
> can I get a 2nd revewer for this fix please?
> This bug can prevent people to go back to a non-guid index samba version. Along
> with https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13760 (update to 4.9 without
> going via a 4.8 release is broken) this is a bit nasty as users might get stuck
> with a non-downgradable database and a broken 4.9 samba setup.

The patch is fine, but it needs what I didn't do when I added it
(sorry!) and a test, so we don't screw it up again.  

A shell or python blackbox test should be enough, using tdbdump or tdb
python bindings to look for GUID or DN based record keys to see which
mode we are in.

> Also, does someone have an idea about the root cause of
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13760
> This bug will badly hit ad-dc users of those distributions which skip the 4.8
> release.

This is really strange.  Have you managed to work out what 4.8 does
that 4.9 doesn't do?  I'm not aware of anything intentional, so this
needs some solid investigation.  

Do you get this generically, or only on some specific databases?

Thank you so much for looking into this.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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