GSOC 2015 Aspirant for Improving SMB3 protocol improvements
saket.sinha89 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 17:43:22 MST 2015
I have tried reaching out to linux-cifs mailing list and Steve
French earlier even but haven't found much of a response form either one.
I guess this mailing list is not that friendly to novice and only cater
needs and discussions of frequent commiters and core samba developers.
If I do not get a response here, is there any where else I can ask for help
for getting started ?
On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:31 AM, David Disseldorp <ddiss at suse.de> wrote:
> Hi Saket Sinha,
> Thanks for your interest...
> On Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:15:32 +0530, Saket Sinha wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am looking forward to paticipate in GSOC 2015 with Samba community for
> > Improving SMB3 protocol improvements.
> > This is to discuss the idea further in order to build my understanding of
> > the project.
> > The TODOs listed here show the following -
> > 1. Support for using multiple network interfaces at once under the
> > mount (SMB3 multichannel)
> > 2. Improved directory and metadata caching ("directory oplocks")
> > 3. Improved failover in clustering environments ("persistent file
> > handles" and more generally SMB3 "continuous availability" support)
> > 4. File copy offload (there are multiple server side copy mechanisms
> > possible with SMB3, T10 copy offload, SMB2/SMB3 "copy chunk" as well
> as an
> > older cifs mechanism "SMB Copy" that could be implemented, compared
> > optimized).
> > 5. HA availability improvements on server and/or client (the SMB3
> > "Witness protocol")
> > I would like to be guided which one I should pick up to get started.
> These tasks all relate to the Linux kernel CIFS/SMB client (cifs.ko), so
> would be best answered on the cifs.ko mailing list (cc'ed). I'd suggest
> only pursuing these tasks if you have a reasonably solid background in C
> Cheers, David
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