VFS module - filter everyone etc.

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at metzemix.de
Thu Apr 24 15:42:22 GMT 2003

At 13:11 24.04.2003 +0200, Rainer Link wrote:

>Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
>>(If you want you can send me the code when the new vfs module system is 
>>in CVS
>>and I will convert it for you :-)
>Stefan (et al): I would really appreciate, if
>- there's some kind of a HowTo telling how to convert existing VFS modules 
>into the new VFS system

I'll writting a tutorial and an example module,
witch descripes how to update 2.2 and 3.0aplha modules

But first I'll complete the code and test it :-)

>- the documentation of VFS modules could be expanded imho (e.g. 
>Samba-Developers-Guide.pdf) :-)

this tutorial will find place in the Developers-Guide :-)

>- is there a prefered way, how memory for private data (i.e. 
>vfs_handle->data) should be allocated? via talloc as in 
>modules/vfs_recycle.c (as in 3_0 and HEAD)? My own VFS modules currently 
>use global vars and I really would like to get rid of that ASAP.

the memory could be talloced on the conn->mem_ctx talloc context,
witch I will add with the new vfs interface.

or you can use memory allocation as you want.

and the freeing will be done by the vfs_hanlde->free_data(&vfs_handle->data);

Stefan "metze" Metzmacher <metze at metzemix.de> 

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