about the worm feature

Li, Dan lidan at cn.fujitsu.com
Thu Aug 3 05:19:52 UTC 2017


Thanks for your suggestion!

I can add a new module named "worml" for short of "worm limit" which has the retention period.
I'd like to implement it based on the code of vfs_worm and vfs_readonly.

I know that 'worm' has a common meaning in storage for ages, 
but I think the meaning is changing because the evolution of the media of storage.
For example, Glusterfs and NetApp has its worm feature with the retention period.


Anyway, can I just contribute my patch and how should I do that?

Li Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ronnie sahlberg [mailto:ronniesahlberg at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:48 AM
> To: Li, Dan/李 丹 <lidan at cn.fujitsu.com>
> Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: about the worm feature
> I think your should create a new module for this. Even if would be based
> on or share a large amount of code with vfs_worm.
> The reason I think so is because 'worm' has a common meaning for storage
> and it would be confusing with a 'worm' module that does similar to but
> not quite 'worm'.
> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Li, Dan via samba-technical
> <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > Hi, all
> >
> > I'd like to use vfs_worm modules to make a backup share for our storage
> system.
> > Except the grace period, I think it is better to add a retention period.
> > A retention period means that during this period files are protected
> > and immutable, but over the period the files can be modified or deleted.
> >
> > How about add this idea to add the options?
> > Or should I create a new vfs module to implement this?
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Li Dan
> >
> >
> >
> >

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