smbsh issues w/ samba-2.0.7

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Fri Nov 3 14:47:50 GMT 2000

Jelmer Feenstra wrote:
> How about a coda-like implementation of an smb filesystem ? A userspace
> daemon would do all filesystem related stuff (reading, writing, listing) and
> this daemon would be called from within the kernel (sort of userfs in the
> kernel -> coda is actually a sort of  example of this)

	One of the big stumbling blocks is that the vendors
	(including Sun) don't document how to write add-on
	filesystems.  In part this is because the interfaces
	are subject to change.

	Sun's release of Solaris source (currently ovedue) 
	should make tracking its changes easier, as well as
	discouraging unnecessary changes...

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