How does one control the order of transparent VFSes?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Jan 15 18:44:39 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 10:15:33AM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> I have read the developer's guide (
> but it is
> still not clear to me how one controls the order of transparent VFSes in the
> case that one wants to load several of them and order is important ...
> Are they handled in the order in which they are specified in the smb.conf?
> Presumably, however, if one has one transparent and one opaque VFS, the
> transparent one is called and it can choose to call the next one in the
> chain, or not.
> The examples seem to show this, so it would seem that if any layer returns
> without calling the next layer, that is all that happens. Perhaps I should
> look at the code to confirm this.

Dig into the code Richard, you know it's the only way :-).


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