"background updates of print queues via a dedicated process"
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Wed Feb 12 05:32:09 GMT 2003
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On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Martin Pool wrote:
> The Samba 3.0 roadmap mentions this as a wishlist item for 3.x. I'm
> interested in looking at it.
> Has anybody else already worked on it?
JF started on it, but do to some bugs it got sidetracked after killing
the build farm machines.
> It seemed like it would involve a separate smbd process repeatedly
> parsing the output of lpq and feeding it into a database, rather than
> this being done on-demand from a regular smbd child. I suppose when
> some change is noticed it will have to send a message to prod other
or the child smbd can always assume that it is up to date (of course
locking during an update makes sure that a smbd doesn't get a half done
> It might be good for there to also be a way for the spooler to notify
> Samba when something has happened, so as to avoid polling.
CUPS might support this. I dunno. or it could be added to lpd of course.
> This seems like it might help print server efficiency with many jobs
> or printers.
> Am I on the right track?
Sounds good to me.
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