[Samba] The Recycled PIDs Fix
mdahal at novell.com
Wed Jan 25 07:18:34 MST 2012
** Low Priority **
For the time being trivial one will be good enough, provided the patch will be accepted in the upstream
and it works well with existing code.
Moving forward we can think of having cluster support as well.
Appreciate your continuos support on the issue.
>>> Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> 1/25/2012 7:08 PM >>>
Sure it can be modified to do that. What part of the last
mail I sent needs clarification? The non-clustered version
is relatively minor work, serverid.c is pretty trivial.
Adding the clustered version is definitely more work.
If you need any specific guidance to write a clean-room lgpl
serverid.c, feel free to ask the questions here. I will be
more than happy to review the patch once you have it.
With best regards,
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 04:57:11AM -0700, Shyamsundar R wrote:
> Adding my thoughts to this.
> Basically the smbsharedmodes manner of working, as of now, will not work for any other service/protocol provider to have shared locking semantics with SAMBA (unless they are GPLv3 themselves). As without registering the unique ID, any other service that wants to register locks in the SAMBA database for cross protocol locking to function, will not be feasible.
> I would think the intention for having the shared locking database and the library (smbsharedmodes) would be to enable this functionality, across SAMBA and other file services that need file locking of this nature. Hence the ability to register the unique ID would also fall under this bucket of things to provide.
> With this in mind, would it be possibly to (re)consider how the unique ID registration can be modified, so that other services can leverage the inherent locking that smbsharedmodes is providing to play nice in a SAMBA + other protocol serving needs environment?
> >>> Manoj Dahal 1/25/2012 05:12 PM >>>
> Hi Volker,
> An alternate thought came into mind.
> Is it possible for you or someone from Samba to write a simpler serverid.c code without cluster support?
> Which can possibly be bundled in a new library or in libsmbsharemodes.so under LGPL.
> So that it will have lesser licensing issues.
> >>> Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> 1/24/2012 7:06 PM >>>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 06:31:59AM -0700, Manoj Dahal wrote:
> > Thanks a lot again. Is it possible for you to let us know
> > the other authors/contributors
> > of serverid.c ? So that we can obtain their approval as well.
> You can find them with "git log serverid.c".
> With best regards,
> Volker Lendecke
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