loading vfs object with absolute path

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu May 19 09:47:13 MDT 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 02:48:22PM +0000, Mario Klebsch wrote:
> I am trying to write a samba VFS module for an older
> version of samba (3.0.36).  To test my module, I tried to
> load the module directly from the build directory by
> specifying an absolute path in smb.conf.
> The module is loaded and its init_module() gets called and
> returns 0. But loading the module fails anyway. The reason
> is, that vfs_init_custom() calls vfs_find_backend_entry()
> passing the absolute module name.
> As a workaround, my init_module() calls smb_register_vfs()
> twice, once with the module name and once with the
> absolute path name hard coded into the module.
> I know, version 3.0.36 is a bit outdated and this problem
> might be fixed for ages. But perhaps somebody might know a
> better way to load a vfs module by specifying an absolute
> path with samba-3.0.36?
> Thanks in advance, 

You're right, this is fixed in current versions. You might
want to consider upgrading.


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