Samba pre-2.0.7 snapshot available.

David Lee T.D.Lee at
Wed Feb 2 17:43:20 GMT 2000

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Dejan Ilic wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, David Lee wrote:
> > Status report.  (Possibly more to follow, but things are busy, so I'd
> > better fire this off now, rather than leaving it all until too late.)
> > 
> > o  No sign of the inclusion of Veritas quotas (Solaris 2.x) functionality?
> >    Any news on this patch (and/or from Veritas and Sun)?
> I'm using Samba 2.0.x with quotas on Solaris_x86 2.6 since long time ago.
> Works fine for me. Are there any additions on the way ?
> Or are there a need for patches to wok on Veritas FS ?

Indeed, we have had no trouble with out-of-the-box Solaris (2.5, 2.5.1,
2.6, 7) on sparc, and I guess that Solaris_x86 would likewise be OK. 

The patch is specifically for when Veritas FS (VxFS) is added to Solaris. 
VxFS has quotas, but the mechanics are completely different.

Case 1: Some systems hide this (I think HPUX is one such): the user calls
a generic OS quotas subroutine which internally calls the native
filesystem or VxFS as appropriate.  No problem.

Case 2: The remainder (of which Solaris is one) require the caller to work
out whether the filesystem is native or VxFS and for the caller then to do
different things accordingly.  Problem (for Samba, C, Perl, scripts, ...).

The Samba patch was developed for Solaris+VxFS, it ought to be reasonably
portable to other systems.  BUT... I understand that Veritas's preferred
solution is for the OS manufacturer to implement "Case 1" above.
If they don't, then Samba needs to do "Case 2".  The programming interface
for "Case 2" is, apparently, "unsupported" by Veritas.  Grrrrrr.....

(There is at least one Veritas insider on this list: perhaps he can
comment on (and correct?) any of the above.  Even a status report???)

Best wishes.


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