smbd/source3 or ntvfs/source4 for new VFS module development?

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Wed Jan 27 15:50:08 UTC 2016

On 27/01/16 14:56, Ira Cooper wrote:
> Jeremy Allison <jra at> writes:
>> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 04:46:31PM -0800, Zack M. Davis wrote:
>>> Dear list,
>>> When developing a new VFS module, does it still make sense to put it in
>>> source3/modules/vfs in the source repository and use the `smb_register_vfs`
>>> API as illustrated in examples/VFS/skel_*.c? Or is it preferrable to use
>>> the source4/ntvfs infastructure (which is newer, but ominously described as
>>> "to a large extent [...] deprecated in terms of use for file shares" at
>> source4/ntvfs is dead. It's legacy code, that will eventually be
>> removed.
> When is eventually?
> Cheers, with pitchforks and torches,
> -Ira

How about sometime last week :-D


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