Samba into kernel
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Mon Mar 25 04:31:07 GMT 2002
On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 07:00:18PM +0000, David Lee wrote:
> > In recent weeks, I have had a quick chat, off-list, with a well-known list
> > member about the possibility and desirability of allowing parts of Samba
> > to be put into the kernel of those versions of UNIX (Solaris for me) that
> > support it.
> Solaris is not GPL. Doing this for your own site would be fine,
> distributing such a version would not be (unless Sun was willing
> to make the positive step of GPLing Solaris).
Thanks for the reply, Jeremy. Much appreciated.
I realise that discussions on licensing often generate more heat than
light. Also that I am completley inexpert on GPL. Nevertheless, I
suspect a mis-understanding. So at the risk of heat-generation...
I had been envisaging making Samba (or parts thereof) something like a
loadable kernel module. As far as I can see, this bascially means
changing from one set of published interfaces:
Solaris man(2) "system calls" (open, close, read, write, etc.) and
Solaris man(3) "library routines" (printf, malloc etc.)
Solaris man(9) "DDI and DKI interfaces" (device driver interfaces etc.)
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