VFS event hooks in Linux

Richard Gooch rgooch at atnf.csiro.au
Fri Jul 2 01:25:06 GMT 1999

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton writes:
> > > > 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!)

I don't know what Linus had in mind. Probably nothing specific, jsut a
general comment.

However, don't worry about it. I think we're making headway on
providing the minimum hooks needed by Samba, without needing to push
all or even much of it into the kernel.



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