General Modules

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Thu May 15 13:05:39 GMT 2003

At 14:37 15.05.2003 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:33:48AM +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote 
>about 'General Modules':
> > as discussed on IRC I want to add a new SMB_SUBSYSTEM(GENERAL)
> > for general modules, like the combined ldap module for idmap and pdb.
>This has been planned for ages. is a plugin that would be
>a candidate for that. Btw, let's put those plugins just in $LIBDIR.


> > I also want to add
> > SMB_MOUDLE_ALIAS(origname,origsubsystem,aliasname,aliassubsystem)
> > so for idmap ldap it would be
> > SMB_MODULE_ALIAS(general_ldap,GENERAL,ldap,IDMAP)
> > that should place a symlink
> > in $libdir/idmap/ the points to ../general/ (./
>Not sure if this is the way to go. I'll reply more detailed after my

What does the other's think about it???

> > This will fix the smb_probe_module() for backends like ldapsam_compat or
> > samstrict ...
> > I'll send a patch for that later, I have to test it a bit more...
> > (What we should need also here is smb_register_*() dummy fn's in binaries
> > that aren't
> > linked to a subsystem.
> > Any ideas how to do this "non-ugly"? (Since Andrew forced Jelmer to revert
> > a patch for this))
>Actually, Andrew convinced me the patch for dummy functions we wrote is ugly.
>There was no force :-)

ok, but I think we need to fix this problem...
Does anyone have an idea how to do it right???

Stefan "metze" Metzmacher <metze at> 

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