How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jun 6 10:02:55 MDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 01:44:05PM +0200, Kai Blin wrote:

> As for VFS modules, if they're unrelated to the rest of the code, why do
> we need a new release for those anyway?

None for new modules. Maybe if we need an interface change.
That's the core of it here.

> Isn't the managing of exactly the required minimal set of patches
> required for a specific use case just that added value that OEMs
> provide? I'm not saying that we should make the life for the OEMs harder
> than necessary, but where do we draw the line with the "minor
> additions"? Historically, I don't think we've been very good at that.

Actually, we've been good and getting better. OEMs have come to
really trust our stability within a release stream. It's moving
to a new release stream they *really* don't like.


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