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SDK 9.7P1 cifs-session-file-get-iter crashing on special charctor \005 "ENQ"


We have run into an issue with cifs-session-file-get-iter crashing.  We have a cifs share that is appending "^EQ30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc" to the end of the file name.  A search for  Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc explains that it is a windows feature "Created by Indexing service on images" or "Alternate Data Streaming" not sure which applies or if they are saying the same thing. 

The result is a crash of the command:

Traceback (most recent call last):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 47, in <module>
xo = s.invoke_elem(api)
File "/data/netapp/netapp-manageability-sdk-9.7P1/lib/python/NetApp/", line 518, in invoke_elem
return self.parse_xml(xml_response)
File "/data/netapp/netapp-manageability-sdk-9.7P1/lib/python/NetApp/", line 715, in parse_xml
p.Parse(xmlresponse, 1)
xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 4, column 377

Using python 2.7 and 3.6

I was able to work around this by adding a line of code at line 504 to remove the special charter.  I am figuring if one broke it the rest might also so I am pruning the special charters before the xml parser in

xml_response = re.sub('[\000-\031]','',xml_response)


Is there another way to doing this without modifying

If not can I have your recommendations?

Maybe a fix can be put in to process special charters?


Thank you