[Samba] The Recycled PIDs Fix

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Jan 25 07:51:38 MST 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 03:47:58PM +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Manoj,
> > This is regarding your fix on recycled PIDs. I am an NCP developer from Novell and we use libsmbsharemodes library
> > from Samba for Cross Protocols Locks between NCP, Samba and others. I have few queries regarding your fix.
> >  
> > In your fix, you have added a new field called 'unique_id' in the server_id structure 
> > and we need to pass this in our call to samba share mode APIs  e.g. create_share_mode_entry().
> >  
> > Also, you have introduced server registration/de-registration which is associated with 'unqiue_id'. If we use these new APIs 
> > then in which library from Samba do we need to link to?  Or without calling serverid_register() can we directly pass any 'unique_id'
> > while calling to create_share_mode_entry() and in that case whether this and other share mode APIs will work properly?
> >  
> >  
> > Looking forward to your answer,
> Maybe we could invent a special value e.g. UINT64_MAX as "don't verify
> this unique id".

Good idea. Did not think about that. This would assume that
the ncp server process never dies...


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