[Samba] File listing problems in 3.0.13

Cale Fairchild cale at brocku.ca
Wed Apr 13 18:14:23 GMT 2005

I have looked into this further and need to ammend the reported problems. It 
seems that on servers which have issues regarding this problem it was 
introduced with version 3.0.12 not 3.0.13.

Interestingly enough I installed it on an IRIX server (same OS version) that 
has never had Samba installed on it and both 3.0.12 and 3.0.13 work fine. I 
have used the same smb.conf file on both and have the same directory structure 
in the shared folder.

On the server that demonstrates problems the file listing problem does not 
seem to be limited to a newly created directory, in fact it seems that the 
directory count interally in Samba comes back short. I looked at the level 5 
logs of the same server running 3.0.11 and then 3.0.12 and here are the only 
noticable differences

<   start_dir dir=./
>   dptr_create dir=./

<   dptr_num is 256, mask = *, attr = 16, dirptr=(0x10303758,142)
>   dptr_num is 256, mask = *, attr = 16, dirptr=(0x1048C7F0,2019361245)

<   get_lanman2_dir_entry found ./.desktophost fname=.desktophost

<   SMBtrans2 mask=* directory=./ dirtype=22 numentries=120
>   SMBtrans2 mask=* directory=./ dirtype=22 numentries=119

Is there a possiblity that the second value in 
'dirptr=(0x1048C7F0,2019361245)'  has overflowed?

I also just noticed that dptr_create seems to have replaced start_dir so I will 
take a look at that code.

If anyone else is having this problem it would be good to know. Also any 
suggestions on where else to look would be appreciated.


   Cale Fairchild
   Systems Administrator
   Computer Science
   Brock University

   cale at brocku.ca

On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Cale Fairchild wrote:

> Over the weekend I upgraded my IRIX servers to 3.0.13 and have found many 
> strange issues regarding the creation of new folders.
> When I attempt to add a new folder through the Windows side I get an 
> immediate error dialog box stating "You may not be able to access file 
> created in the folder X:\New Folder."
> When I select to continue the folder is created, looking on the IRIX side the 
> file permissions are good and there is no additional ACL information.
> If you go into the folder and create a text file it will create it but it 
> will not be visible on the Windows side. In fact when you browse through the 
> directories you can see into any folders except those which were created 
> under 3.0.13. I have reinstalled 3.0.12 and do not see any evidence of these 
> problems so I was curious if there is any IRIX specific changes that I should 
> look for that was changed between 3.0.12 and 3.0.13?
> I am running IRIX 6.5.20 and 6.5.26, Winodws 2000 and Windows XP.
> And configured it with the following options:
> ./configure 	--cache-file=/dev/null \
>                --prefix=/usr/local/samba \
>                --with-libiconv=/usr/local \
> 		--with-acl-support \
>                --without-ldap \
>                --without-ads \
>                --without-python
> Although I have also tried it without the ACL support with the same results.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>  Cale Fairchild
>  Systems Administrator
>  Computer Science
>  Brock University
>  cale at brocku.ca
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