VFS event hooks in Linux

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Jul 2 01:19:10 GMT 1999

> > > He suggested that if Samba really needed this information, it might be
> > > better to put it in kernel space so it can cheaply check the inodes (I
> > > presume he was referring to avoiding syscall overheads).
> > 
> > I hope he doesn't mean Samba here. Putting Samba in the kernel
> > would be a very *bad* idea :-).
> I doubt he means all of it. But perhaps some general interface that
> relieves some of the burden off Samba.

what did you have in mind?  i would LOVE to see a full NetBIOS socket api
in linux, it would make our job somewhat easier (although it would make
samba slightly slower if implemented badly!)

if you are talking about porting samba to single-process multi-thread
thennot a snowball in hell's chance.  sorry.

kernel level support for SIDs (similar to kerberos support) hidden behind
uid redirection tables would be great.

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