DatabaseFS VFS module

Green, Paul Paul.Green at
Mon Sep 30 16:15:01 GMT 2002

Perhaps you (Eric) would consider submitting this as an example?  I would
hate to see Samba link to a directory that will disappear if/when you move

Or is that what you meant when you said you'd add a note, Jerry?


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:jerry at]
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 11:23 AM
To: Eric Lorimer
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: DatabaseFS VFS module

Sounds interesting....I'm going to add a note about it in 
the examples/VFS directory.

cheers, jerry

On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Eric Lorimer wrote:

> Hello,
> I have created a VFS module which implements a fairly complete read-only 
> filesystem.  It presents information from a database as a filesystem in 
> a modular and generic way to allow different databases to be used 
> (originally designed for organizing MP3s under directories such as 
> "Artists," "Song Keywords," etc... I have since applied it to a student 
> roster database very easily).  The directory structure is stored in the 
> database itself and the module makes no assumptions about the database 
> structure beyond the table it requires to run.  You can find it at:
> Any feedback would be appreciated: comments, suggestions, patches, 
> etc...  If nothing else, hopefully it might prove useful for someone 
> else who wishes to create a virtual filesystem.
> Thanks for the great product and keep up the good work.
> - Eric Lorimer

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