Samba project aspirant for GSOC 2014
saket.sinha89 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 11:09:02 MDT 2014
Please find my response inline.
>> Based on our previous discussions , I have submitted a proposal
>> for the project "VFS change notification support" on Google
>> Melagne which is present at -
> That URL gives me:
> "You are not logged in as the user in the URL."
> Is there a public link to it of some sort?
Though I have set the visibility of my project proposal to PUBLIC,
still I guess the organization members(those having Samba organization
access on Google Melagne) only can view the proposal. In order to
enable everyone to have a view on the same, I am copy pasting the
content of my proposal below.
Kindly feel free for suggesting any modifications/objection/improvement-
Project Name -VFS change notification support
Short description: Inotify (inode notify) is a Linux kernel subsystem
that acts to extend filesystems to notice changes to the filesystem,
and report those changes to applications.
GOAL OF THE PROJECT - Add inotify support to CIFS/SMB2 to
automatically update directory views, reload configuration files, log
changes, backup, synchronize, and upload.
1. BONDING PERIOD GOALS -
Study the changeset and objections for ripping the earlier
implementation of dir_notify inode or dentry operation in Samba by
2. FIRST WORK PERIOD GOALS -
Add patches to VFS mainline kernel code to support for calling into
the filesystem when setting up notifications.
3.SECOND WORK PERIOD GOALS -
Add patches to cifs/smb2 to set up and deal with notifications from
the server in response to inotify/dnotify calls.
Major Deliverables of the project: VFS change notification support in
Information about myself -
Date of Birth-2nd January, 1989.
Address for Correspondence: 439, Sectoer-16, 2nd Floor, Vasundhra,
E-Mail: saket.sinha89 at gmail.com
IRC nick- disdi
Ph no: +91 9999728043, +91 9415584157
Post-Graduation (Pursuing) - MSc(FOSS-CS) degree course from CDE,
Anna University, Chennai, INDIA
Post-Graduate Diploma in Embedded System & VLSI Design from Centre of
Development & Advanced Computing, NOIDA, INDIA
Graduation - Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication
from CET- IILM-AHL affliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University,
OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTION -
PROJECT: HEPunion filesystem implementation as Linux module
URL: https://github.com/HeisSpiter/hepunion ,
GUIDE: Pierre Schweitzer
At CERN LHCb experiment (Large Hadron Collider beauty), in order to
reconstitute and filter events, a huge computing facility is required
(currently ~1500 nodes). This computing farm, runs SLC (Scientific
Linux CERN), a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) derivate. All these
computing nodes get their operating system (Linux) from some dedicated
servers. Each node act as diskless nodes
The aim of this project is to adapt and extend union file system as a
proper Linux module to address the requirements of a a huge computing
facility, in our case which is LHCb experiment (Large Hadron Collider
beauty) at CERN. -The principle of the file system union is to join
several file systems, at least one read-only (generally) and one
read-write and use that union as a normal Linux file system.
I think I am the right person for this project since I have
understanding of Linux kernel and have mainly worked on Filesystem
Drivers whose understanding is very important for this project.
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