Should we keep smbwrapper?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Feb 2 21:25:46 MST 2012


What is the status of smbwrapper?  I notice that you did a major rework
on it in 2002.  I've been unable to get it to work in 3.5 or even
compile in master. 

I would also rather like to rid Samba of all the configure checks that
this code entails, and an any case, it seems there are much better ways
to create a virtual file system these days, with FUSE, gvfs or just
using a cifs kernel mount.

I'm also worried that it cannot be complete - it does not include the
new dup3 for example, and probably many other calls.  We have no
testsuite for it either. 

Finally, I would like to see it removed so as to avoid giving others any
strange ideas, as tridge's blog at shows
how, when this idea is taken to the extreme, this can go horribly,
horribly wrong.

Let me know what you think.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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