removing connection_struct argument from Samba3 VFS

James Peach jpeach at
Mon May 29 02:48:41 GMT 2006

Hi all,

In the current VFS, there are 3 ways to get at the connection_struct for
the current connection:
	through the VFS handle struct argument
	through the files_struct argument
	through it being explicitly passed as an argument

I have a patch to remove the explicit passing of connection_struct
argument. Modules would use handle->conn (preferentially), though
existing uses of fsp->conn would be unchanged. you would no longer need
to pass the conn argument through the SMB_VFS_NEXT* macros.

Does anyone forsee any problems with this?

James Peach | jpeach at

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