How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jun 6 10:05:00 MDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 12:50:50PM +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Why do we have a rule to not add new vfs modules to 3.6.x?
> I mean they don't destabilize anything as they're off by default
> and don't change any existing code path.
> I think doing a 3.7 is not needed, just to add new vfs modules.

Not to add new VFS modules, but if we need an interface
change then we need it.

> And for anything else 4.0 is needed anyway.

Not true. There are several significan functionality
backports that fit nicely into 3.6.x and OEMs need.

The pthread fixes (which were slightly more than VFS
changes) come to mind.


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