a new kernel-space server

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Wed Oct 3 12:46:27 UTC 2018

On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 09:11:01AM +1000, ronnie sahlberg via samba-technical wrote:
> Very interesting.
> It seems to share a bunch with cifs.ko, nothing wrong with that
> but aside fro the shared code, it looks like they needed very little
> code to implement their server.
> A tiny minimal smb server with a tiny footprint is always a good thing
> to have imho.
> A shame it runs in kernel and not userspace :-(

At least for actual file serving that is a good thing, as it keeps
things relatively simple.  With my kernel maintainer hat on I would
definitively welcome a smb3-only and slightly cleaned up version of
that code.

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