Using HyperV with Samba 4.2

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Fri Oct 17 12:31:00 MDT 2014

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM, David Disseldorp <ddiss at> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:05:27 -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> >>    ./configure --with-shared-modules=vfs_hyperv
>> >
>> > The module implementation looks okay, but please use a different name
>> > (e.g. vfs_fake_compression) or add the functionality to vfs_default.
>> > It's incompatible with modules that provide proper compression support
>> > as-is.
>> Well, true, but then if you have a file system that does support
>> compression, you would already have those functions and thus have no
>> need for the supplied module.
> Sure, but I would expect difficulties trying to convince customers that
> they shouldn't enable a hyperv Samba VFS module on their Hyper-V
> share.

OK, that's a reasonable criticism. Over the weekend I will re-issue
the patch with a name that makes it clearer that it is faking the
compression stuff.

Richard Sharpe

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