about the worm feature

Ralph Böhme slow at samba.org
Thu Aug 3 08:10:10 UTC 2017


On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 05:19:52AM +0000, Li, Dan via samba-technical wrote:
> Thanks for your suggestion!

fwiw, I agree with Ronnie, this should go into a new module.

> 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.

worml sounds awkward, why not just vfs_retention?

> 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.
> http://blog.gluster.org/2016/07/worm-write-once-read-multiple-retention-and-compliance-2/
> http://www.netapp.com/us/products/backup-recovery/snaplock-compliance.aspx
> Anyway, can I just contribute my patch and how should I do that?


The initial section "How to contribute to Samba?" covers the most important
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