[PATCH 0/3] Add O_DENY* flags to fcntl and cifs

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Dec 6 15:39:44 CST 2012

On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 04:37:27PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 01:33:29PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > I'm confused; why would a userspace application need to be able to
> > > request this behavior?
> > 
> > This isn't my proposal Ted, I'm just commenting on it :-).
> Ah, sorry, I thought was coming from the Samba team.  :-)

Well it sort of is, as the people working on cifsfs are also
Samba Team members, but this isn't an official "Samba" thing,
as I can't see exactly what apps would want this either (other
than Samba smbd running on top of smbd, re-exporting a cifsfs
share, pointing to a Samba server, running on a... ERROR STACK

> Hmm... I see wine-devel is cc'ed; is this coming from the Wine team,
> wanting to do SMB paravirtualization?  It would be useful if the
> commit description described how these flags are intended to be used....

Indeed :-).


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