VFS file descriptor question - can it be VFS specific?

simo idra at samba.org
Thu May 25 00:09:45 GMT 2006

If it is used with anything else than the VFS API than it is a bug we
need to fix.


On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 18:51 -0400, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> When SMB_VFS_OPEN() or other VFS module returns a file descriptor, is it 
> only going to be passed to other SMB_VFS_* modules, or will some part of 
> SAMBA try to use it as a real file descriptor?
> The reason that I am asking is that I am looking at using a different 
> file system API than what is provided by using the C library or 
> SYSCALLS, and with that, the file descriptor would only be meaningful to 
> that specific VFS module.
> -John
> wb8tyw at qsl.net
> Personal Opinion Only
Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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