Non-UNIX permission models (resent)
idra at samba.org
Fri Sep 30 13:06:57 GMT 2005
On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 14:48 +0200, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 14:27 +0200, yves.lejeune at kodak.com wrote:
> > >
> > > I've thought about what we would need to change in the kernel in order
> > to
> > > allow non-UNIX permission models on some filesystems/mounts, and I've
> > > discussed this with SUSE folks at the SUSE Labs conference in Prague
> > > yesterday. Surprisingly, nobody seemed to be strongly opposed to what I
> > > presented, rather the opposite. Samba is the most prominent potential
> > user of
> > > non-UNIX permission models on Linux as far as I can see, so I would like
> > to
> > > discuss the topic with you.
> > Hello Andreas,
> > I am wondering if you would be interested too in modifying the VFS layer
> > to provide non-case-sensitive operations - at least a "casestat"
> > operation.
> > This can greatly enhance the performance of Samba when large directories
> > are present. I have myself added such a "casestat" operation in my Samba
> > VFS module.
> > The difficult point then is to take it into account in the Samba code,
> > e.g. I was able to update filename.c, but I gave up for
> > call_trans2findfirst().
> if case issues are taken into account into your vfs module than you
> should just be able to set case insensitive = true and you should be
ooops sorry, obviously the parameter name is: case sensitive and NOT
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