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    SubjectRe: 2.1.79 + latest smbfs patch
    Hi, wrote:

    : I have been able to build (2.1.79 + redhat 5.0) them doing the
    : following.

    And what about the size mismatch between libc5 and libc6's uid_t, gid_t
    and mode_t? If nothing is done the kernel will receive the wrong
    parameters to the mount() call.

    smbmount uses the following structure defined in linux/smb_mount.h:

    struct smb_mount_data {
    int version;
    uid_t mounted_uid; /* Who may umount() this filesystem? */

    uid_t uid;
    gid_t gid;
    mode_t file_mode;
    mode_t dir_mode;

    Unless this structure is changed to (for example):

    struct smb_mount_data {
    int version;
    __kernel_uid_t mounted_uid;

    __kernel_uid_t uid;
    __kernel_gid_t gid;
    __kernel_mode_t file_mode;
    __kernel_mode_t dir_mode;

    everything will be screwed up. (there are other places in the kernel include
    files where something similar must be done).




    Eloy A. Paris
    Information Technology Department
    Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
    Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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