[Samba] Samba and Terminal Server Whitepaper

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 27 08:55:52 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 19:25, Per Kjetil Grotnes wrote:
> Ok, I have had a preview of the document.  The Terminal Server issues
> are as far as I can see all covered except one.  This issue is related
> to a Solaris 32 bit application limitation. I do not know if HP-UX got
> this limitation aswell as our HP-UX samba userload is not high enough to
> reach this limitaion (if any).
> Here is a Sun statement which describes the problem:
> "For a 32-bit application, a stdio library FILE structure represents the
> underlying file descriptor as an unsigned char, limiting the range of
> fds
> which can be opened as FILE's to 0-255 inclusive. 

> Is this something which should be added in some sort of
> documentation/whitepaper?  

Samba 3.0 has a re-implementation of FILE, known as X_FILE, which does
not suffer from this limitation.  Unless of course some poor library is
using FILE...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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