Embedded Samba.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Fri Oct 21 20:14:10 MDT 2011


The Sheevaplug is just about where I'm aiming.  The term "embedded", like so
many computer terms, has aged to the point that its meaning has blurred.  I
would guess that modern ARM-based systems are more powerful by far than my
first desktop computer.

I think what I am looking at as a first step is something like the Samba
build farm, to ensure that is being tested on these devices.  The current
build farm scripts, however, are aimed at much higher-end platforms and take
as much as a day to run on the smaller devices.

So I need to figure out how the build farm works well enough to write a
small-end version.

Chris -)-----

Michael Croes wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> I'm not sure how embedded is embedded, but I have a Sheevaplug that I
> can devote to this cause. I also have a Genesi Efika MX at the office
> which I can probably use for testing as well. I don't really consider
> these platforms as embedded or low-end, I'm guessing your target is
> routers and similar devices.
> Regards,
> Michael
> 2011/10/20 Christopher R. Hertel <crh at ubiqx.mn.org>:
>> I've had conversations with Samba Team-folk over the past couple of weeks
>> about improving our focus on Samba running on embedded platforms.  Samba
>> does run (well) on these platforms, but there is always room for improvement.
>> The idea of setting up a separate build & test farm came up.  I have a
>> couple of machines that could be added to the mix.
>> Who's interested, and where do I start?
>> Chris -)-----
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