Filesystem question -> VFS

Ulf Bertilsson ulf.bertilsson at
Fri Oct 6 06:56:18 GMT 2000

> 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.
> Once the VFS layer is in place, we might be able to do some caching 
> within that layer, assuming that the underlying filesystem 
> can let VFS 
> know if a change has occured in a file or directory.

Sounds like a very nice solution.
No need for disk IO just to make windows happy.

And cache layer on this level could give very good benchmark.

The possibility to add API on this level could also be "a cool thing".
I.E your suggestion of realtime converting of icon format.

Keep't me awake all night =D

The future looks bright, not microsoft grey.


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