[Samba] Samba and Terminal Server Whitepaper

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jan 27 18:08:41 GMT 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 09:25:39AM +0100, 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. A common, known
> problem is
> that when the 32-bit stdio is used for a large server application, the
> 255
> limit is frequently exceeded. Although this limitation does not exist
> for
> 64-bit applications, this problem will always remain for 32-bit
> applications."

No, this is a Solaris only bug.


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