Janitorial tasks (like literal '%' in smb.conf)

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Tue May 8 12:49:01 GMT 2007

Alison Winters wrote:
> Indeed.  This fix should be trivial (add an option to alloc_sub_basic to
> do something like realloc_string_sub(a_string, "%%", "%")).  But it's
> also silly that backslashes sometimes have meaning and other times do
> not (see
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2007-May/053111.html).  I
> think Samba would gain a lot from an audit of what values are expected
> and legal for each smb.conf option.

	I did one once upon a time, as part of a proposal to
	sanity-check shares for mutually contradictory options,
	but we never went anywhere with it.

	I wonder... there are a lot of little "kernel janitor"
	tasks that new contributors or very occasional contributors
	like myself might do, but we lack a "supervisor of
	cleaning staff" to review and apply proposed changes.

	Are any of the core developers interested in the care
	and feeding of minor contributors? Of Google summer

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