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SubjectRe: 32bit UID wraps around with smbfs
On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Urban Widmark wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Smbfs has problems with 32bit UID/GID's: when you do
> > 'smbmount //some/share /mnt/samba -o uid=100000' the mountpoint UID (and
> > GID) wrap around at 65535.
> >
> > The attached patch, along with samba recompile against fixed headers
> > apparently fixes it. This problem is present at least in all 2.4 kernels,
> > I haven't looked at 2.5.
> I don't think this is an acceptable fix for the main kernel. You are
> changing a binary interface in a stable kernel series.

Yup.. I had my doubts about the changes (I'm not a kernel hacker, just
poked around and noticed that things seem to work with that change)

> I personally think that smb_mount_data is a bad idea and are slowly
> working on moving smbfs to an ascii interface. With 2.4 any recent
> smbmount should be using the ascii interface already, the problem there is
> that smbmnt uses the smb_mount_data internally ...
> This patch contains stuff I want to have included in samba 2.2.6,
> including fixes for smbmnt's uid-abuse:
> And this is needed to change the storage size of the in-kernel mount
> struct:

Thanks, I'll try these out!

- Panu -

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