[Fwd: Finger problem on Solaris with 2.2.4 (PR#24659)]

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jun 17 10:18:03 GMT 2002

On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 12:24:34PM +0100, David Lee wrote:
> So my trial implementation was:
> 1. "smbd" to create/delete "/dev/smb/n" as a "named pipe";
> 2. "smbd" then to include this in its "select()";
> 3. anything appearing on "/dev/smb/n" to be sent to the client PC as a
>    WinPopup, using code very similar (and potentially common) to
>    "smbclient -M".
> As a proof of concept it solved the "who" problem, and added this extra
> wall/write functionality.

Unfortunately this is harder to do right than it appears. Even tridge
created a bug when this was done for the select/kernel oplock code
(it's finally fixed for 2.2.5).

To do this easily requires a proper "event" mechanism. I know how
to do this, but currently lack the time to code it up.

IMHO we need the even mechanism in smbd before we can start
adding stuff like this.


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