Work on SMB3 persistent handles

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Oct 30 20:48:15 UTC 2017

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:04:29PM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel via samba-technical wrote:
> The model that Ralph and I (and others) discussed last September at the
> Storage Developers Conference (SDC) was, indeed, coupled on CTDB.  I am sure
> Ralph will correct me if I misstate, but as I understand it there was a
> strong desire within the Samba Team to ensure that Samba itself--without any
> FS-specific modifications--could provide Persistent Handle support.

The main reason for this is end-to-end testability without any special
file system support. We might of course compromise on efficiency, but
the functionality must (IMHO) be testable on a pretty plain posix
system. This is also in the interest of any OEM, because otherwise we
(the Samba Team) will definitely break the infrastructure around
persistent file handles sooner or later, and OEMs usually notice only
months later when they pull in a fresh upstream release.


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