How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Jun 22 09:35:39 MDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:10:16PM -0400, simo wrote:
> I would say also that the actual vfs ABI should not change, that doesn't
> mean the rest of samba internal are untouchable, but why penalize people
> that use exclusively the VFS interface as published ?
> I generally agree with all, although I would prefer if we made an effort
> not to change the VFS ABI in a minor release. I am not to ask to be
> strict about that, the vfs is large enough that we may not hold to the
> promise, but I would like to avoid seeing deliberate ABI change without
> a good reason .. "because we can"

I agree. I wouldn't break the ABI without good cause also, but
we only promise API compatibility, just like the Linux kernel
and for the same reason.


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