"background updates of print queues via a dedicated process"
mbp at samba.org
Wed Feb 12 06:40:26 GMT 2003
On 12 Feb 2003, Tim Potter <tpot at samba.org> wrote:
> My idea which I've probably told a couple of you is to use kernel
> dnotify stuff to work out when jobs are spooled or removed. So a
> daemon would get a signal when a spool file is created and add that to
> printing.tdb. When the file completes spooling lpd deletes it and the
> daemon gets another signal saying that file has deleted.
A problem with that is that it exposes the internals of the lpd to
samba, whereas at the moment they're more or less hidden. (Consider a
spooler which has nested queue directories, like squid or Postfix.)
But I'll leave space to add this mechanism as well.
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