including samba vfs module scannedonly in source tree

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Nov 17 09:04:19 MST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 04:45:25PM +0100, Olivier Sessink wrote:
> The last years I have developed and maintained a samba VFS module called
> scannedonly, for anti-virus integration. Fore more information check out:
> It is in production use on several sites.
> The current download compiles against samba 3.0, 3.2, and 3.4. Because
> it requires the full samba source code it is not trivial to install.
> The Samba VFS module is actually quite small (766 lines), what would it
> take to include this code in samba ?

One reason why we don't have a virus scanning module inside
Samba is that it is license-wise not possible to link in
proprietary modules. Even clamav being GPLv2 only is
difficult. But your module seems to not link to that, it
just talks to a daemon via a unix domain socket, right?

If that's the case, it would license-wise be possible to get
the module upstream.

Some comments:

No struct typedefs, please. Just added this to README.Coding :-)

No lines > 80 columns please.

The VFS interface for master/3.5 has changed. I would expect
the module to require some changes here. We would not
release another 3.2-3.4 for this new feature.

The getcwd() can be very, very expensive. We have a cache
for that. Look at vfs_GetWd().

flush_sendbuffer() seems a bit problematic. It does not take
care of EINTR properly, and it does not send the rest if not
all was written. Likewise notify_scanner(). You might want
to take a look at our write_data() function.

This is from a quick look, I would have to take a closer
look at the logic in a second step.

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