Should we keep smbwrapper?
abartlet at samba.org
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 http://blog.tridgell.net/?p=141 shows
how, when this idea is taken to the extreme, this can go horribly,
Let me know what you think.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
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