Borrowing NTVFS layer from Samba4 for Wine?
dank at kegel.com
Thu Apr 14 00:32:01 CDT 2005
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 12:48 -0700, Daniel Kegel wrote:
>>Apologies if this is an old idea, but:
>>Tridge's remarks in his recent interview make me think
>>maybe Wine should be using the same NTVFS layer that
>>Samba4 does. Who knows, maybe it'd be an easy fit...
> This is an idea I like, and while I don't think it will become the
> default way wine operates ever, I wonder if a suitable abstraction layer
> might assist us.
> I see it this way - wine will need a full NTFS redirector at some point,
> to correctly handle remote fileystems. Why is the local disk any
> different from a remote redirected filesystem? Samba could be hooked in
> at this point (and my even assist in providing access to those remote
I suppose one could do it that way, but I was thinking
of turning Samba4's NTVFS layer into an ELF shared library
that could be used either by Samba or by Wine
(or both). That way it'd be easier to simulate local
Windows disks accurately; doing it via Samba would make
them seem like network disks, which sometimes wouldn't be
good enough, I bet.
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