type-safe vfs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Jul 23 20:42:04 MDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 20:49 -0400, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> Hi!
> Under
> http://git.samba.org/?p=vl/samba.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/vfs
> find a patch that makes our VFS type-safe. As a side-effect
> it shrinks connection_struct on 64 bit from 4352 to 768
> bytes. That patch definitely breaks some modules on some
> platforms, but developing it has found some bugs already.
> I did not really find a good way to split that up into a
> sequence of patches that are self-contained, so I dumped it
> in one large one.
> Comments?

It's not really my area, but it seems like a really big improvement.

My only question is: does it remove the SMB_VFS_LAYER_TRANSPARENT and
SMB_VFS_LAYER_OPAQUE etc?  I've never had reason to try and understand
what they did, so I don't know if it's a loss.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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