Janitorial tasks (like literal '%' in smb.conf)
abartlet at samba.org
Tue May 8 23:32:38 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 08:49 -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> 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.
Yeah, the problem there was that in the Samba world of insanely
configurable options, the mutually contradictory options sometimes made
A few years older and wiser, and I think reducing the number of valid
(or at least unwarned) combinations (even at the expense of some
historical configurations) would be a good thing...
> 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
A number of us have been mentors for SoC in the past, and are again with
our 2 students this year.
For Samba4, I'm happy to try and help minor contributions and
contributors along their way.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc. http://redhat.com
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