Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Oct 5 17:12:38 GMT 2000
> "Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > > May we address this in Samba ?
> > >
> >"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> While it is tempting, the idea of fixing Windows bugs by adapting
> Samba is
> > something that should be avoided. If the fix can be used as a
> > general-purpose improvement to Samba then approach it that way.
> Following up on your latter comment, some caching
> of the inodes and directory entries should be (and
> is) done by the operating system. However, if it
> is both an expensive operation for the server OS
> and a much-repeated operation by the client OS
> then we can make an arguement for caching the **right**
> thing in Samba.
Right. Caching much-used information, particularly small bits of
information, makes sense and is something we already do. Eg. the
Directory Cache and the Mangled Name Cache. File status and icon
information--particularly if Windows calls for this info frequently
--would be reasonable caching candidates.
Would this be best placed in the VFS layer or perhaps built into Samba
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