if you are interested in readdir(3), seekdir(3) and telldir(3) then
you should look at
this patches around a problem in seekdir() that breaks Samba.
Seekdir(3) will not work as expected when files prior to the point of
interest in directory have been deleted since the directory was opened.
Windows clients using Samba cause both these things to happen, causing
the next readdir(3) after the bad seekdir(3) to skip some entries and
return the wrong file.
Samba only needs to step back a single directory entry in the case
where it reads an entry and then discovers it can't fit it into the
buffer it is sending to the windows client. It turns out we can
reliably cater to Samba's requirement because the "last returned
element" is always still in memory, so with a little care, we can
set our filepointer back to it safely. (once)
seekdir and readdir (and telldir()) need a complete rewrite along with
getdirentries() but that is more than a small edit like this.
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