Kernel subset design issues

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Tue Apr 26 09:41:49 EDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 04:16 -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Does anyone plan to do a kernel CIFS implementation or a kernel
> implementation requiring parts of DCE RPC?

Afaik Solaris has a kernel CIFS *server* implementation.
This will probbaly require DCE RPC.

Linux has a CIFS *client* implementation.
This doesn;t so far, but might at some point.

> If so, the IOV routines will be needed.
> Also, if your kernel can support it, it seems like doing in-place crypto
> would be a real win, and thus IOV would be desirable.

Yes, this is true.

> Why not only use IOV and enable the #define to do everything in terms of
> iov instead of having iov and non-iov wrap implementations?

Sounds like a good idea to me.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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