Just-in-time mounts when following symlinks

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Fri Jun 5 11:34:35 GMT 1998

On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >The stat system call is one of the most common within
> >Samba, in fact one of the optimizations (I will get
> >around to one day :-) would be to optimize out as
> >many of these stat calls as possible, ensuring they
> >are only done once per pathname.

Albert Chin-A-Young wrote:
> What you say makes sense. This certainly depends on the list of items
> in the 'file symlinks' and 'directory symlinks' options. As they're
> REs, you'd have to match for every symbolic link you find (not every
> file). 

	The reason I didn't jump into this discussion
	is that I feared we'd end up in a ``specification 
	in terms of how someone would implement it''.

	I think we're there already...

	Could someone enlighten us as to
		what the current optimizations are
		what the Microsoft client requires
	so that we might debate what to do instead of
	how to do it?

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