Writing a Samba VFS in Samba 3.6 and earlier
This document is intended to help people who want to write Samba VFS modules. It is a Wiki-based version of an earlier document written by Richard Sharpe that can be found at Writing a Samba VFS.
The rest of this document is organized into a number of sections that:
- Provides and outline of the Samba VFS and discuss the interactions between the main Samba code, the VFS Layer, VFS modules and the underlying OS.
- Discusses two different types of file systems that module writers might want to write a VFS module for.
The Samba VFS
Two Types of File Systems
Writing a VFS Module
VFS Module Initialization
Some Existing VFS Modules
Building, Installing and Debugging your VFS Module