Samba into kernel

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Sat Mar 23 11:42:52 GMT 2002

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 02:25:23PM -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> >
> >       Alas, Sun hasn't volunteered to work on this
> >       (I work for Sun, but in Canada, not for the
> >       kernel folks in California).  I agree
> >       it would be a real advantage, allowing better
> >       integration of SMB and NFS server farms, although
> >       probably not performance directly.
> Yeah, that's a significant commercial disagvantage for Solaris
> I'm afraid. I know that's why the VERITAS and IRIX folks did it - because
> NetApp tout this as a big selling feature of their code (this is also
> my fault but that's another story :-) :-).

	Hey, their compeditive advanateg is our
	wake-up call (;-))

> Already done for Linux. I'm thinking of doing something drastic
> to POSIX locks also..... :-).

	I was actually thinking about the fast-code-path
	bit, unless that was what you were referring to???

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