defining the new idmap subsystem

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 3 00:52:10 GMT 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 08:45:27PM -0400, simo wrote:
> I have been working on a first draft on how I would like to change the
> current IDmap subsystem.
> The design and API described in it are the result of the discussions we
> had at the CIFS conference as well on IRC.
> The internal set of interfaces is not yet defined but will resemble the
> one used in winbindd.
> Comments, corrections or critics are very welcome,
> I will post new revisions of the document at the same URL as I dig into
> the topic, this week.
> This is it:

Sorry, I *hate* the flags : FLAG_QUERY_ONLY, FLAG_ALLOCATE.

Please make these separate calls in the interface - expose
the allocate functionality to the caller.

The problem with the existing idmap is that we confuse query
and allocate - I don't want to see that again.


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