[Samba] Samba 3.x SVN and OS/2 support.

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Wed Apr 6 09:24:27 GMT 2005

Timur I. Bakeyev wrote:

> Basically, EA support is luxiory that let you store DOS attributes in a
> nicer way

Not only.
OS/2 uses EAs a lot, e.g. the WPS (the explorer.exe equivalent from 
Windows) stores windows positions, sort options, and many more this way.

> but it's absence shouldn't prevent you from normal work with
> shares.

Yeah. I suppose so. With Samba 2.2.x I could work with shares with the 
WPS: the only problem was I lost window positions, sort options, icons, 
and so on at every client reboot. I could easily live with that though.
With 3.x things got seriously worse.

> But I guess, this is the question for investigation with Jeremy.


> As for the EA support in FreeBSD 5.x itself - I've just send bug:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2576
> And hope that it'll go into 3.0.14 as well.

Perfetct! Thanks.

> You may try to take this patches
> and apply them to the SVN code - they apply cleanly on 3.0.13, so the chances
> are high that you won't get any problems(with patching). Then try SVN build
> again.

I'll try.

> Still, I suspect that EA support has minimal impact on the problem you
> experience with file operations...

Well, simply turning ea support on or off, even without your patches, 
changes client behaviour :-O

  bye & Thanks

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