Developing a VFS plugin for inhouse backup solution

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Sun Feb 13 08:05:10 GMT 2005

On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 10:06:02PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 05:12:46PM -0800, Brian Gunlogson wrote:
> > Inside my VFS SMB_VFS_OP_OPEN I want to store per-file data. The data needs to be accessible when
> > SMB_VFS_OP_CLOSE is called. Where (in what structure) should per-file data be stored?
> This is a bug in Samba really. We should have a "private" data pointer
> available in the files_struct and the connection_struct for VFS use. I'll
> fix this for 3.0.12.
We do have it already in vfs_handle_struct. Each VFS functions gets a
handle specific to particular VFS module and can operate on data stored in
handle by SMB_VFS_HANDLE_XXX_DATA() macros.

A brief description of it is in Developer's Guide.

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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