[SMB3 POSIX] POSIX client creates a file, set the ARCHIVE bit or not

Ralph Boehme slow at samba.org
Mon Oct 30 15:03:29 UTC 2023


I just stumpled over our old SMB1 UNIX extensions code dealing with file 
creation in POSIX context. There we have in open_file_ntcreate():

         if (new_dos_attributes & FILE_FLAG_POSIX_SEMANTICS) {
                 posix_open = True;
                 unx_mode = (mode_t)(new_dos_attributes & 
                 new_dos_attributes = 0;
         } else {
                 new_dos_attributes |= FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE;

Why don't we set ARCHIVE for files created in POSIX context? Makes no 
sense to me.

A "pure" POSIX client wouldn't look at the DOS attributes at all, but 
this information might be useful to other clients and applications.

*scratches head*

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