Problem with reading file from VFS and Windows

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Thu Feb 10 12:18:14 GMT 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:03:54PM +0100, Marek Grac wrote:
> >Given that I never encountered nor heard of a problem with samba serving
> >files, I would say you have a problem in your module. I would make sure
> >that you handle correctly all the seek and tell functions, and run the
> >samba4 torture suite to see if there is any problem. Probably the best
> >thing is to adapt the vfstest utility to do an extensive test of
> >filesystem returns (best thing would be to do that in a dual mode using
> >posix vfs on one side an your custom file system on other side and stop
> >on differences. Such a contribution would be great imho.
> I forgot to write one very important thing. Everything works fine when 
> using linux smbclient, even on this client/server every other function 
> works too [on my test network everything works, too. but i'm unable to 
> have same windows configuration]
> I'm not quite sure how well is VFS tested [*]. Yes, VFS is very well 
> tested for modules for auditing, antivirus scanner & similar but all of 
> them use underlying functions (open, close, ...) on real filesystem. I 
> don't have anything real underneath just database. I will try to use 
> tcpdump to find out.
Database-based VFS modules for Samba3 are out there for years. You might
look into Samba3 HOWTO to find them out.

There are no bug reports associated with database-only based backends for
VFS currently.

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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