[vbox-dev] [PATCH] fixes and improvements to solaris (guest) shared folders

Life is hard, and then you die ronald at innovation.ch
Wed Jun 23 17:50:38 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 02:23:57PM +0200, Ramshankar wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 04:51 -0700, Life is hard, and then you die wrote:
> > Ok, makes sense. I took a closer look at the Solaris coding standards
> > guide and realized I got a couple things wrong (mainly
> > line-continuations and switch statements); so I reworked the patches
> > to follows those better.
> > 
> > Also, while looking at the latest linux shared-folders changes today I
> > realized that I had fallen into the same trap with the readdir fix
> > (patch 06) as the linux code (http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5251),
> > i.e. it wasn't properly resetting the directory listing for apps doing
> > a seekdir. I've fixed that now and tested it, both using the 'svnadmin
> > load' mentioned in the above ticket as well as with a small test-suite
> > I wrote for this.
> > 
> > Attached therefore you'll find a new set of patches which include both
> > the style fixes and the readdir fix, but are otherwise identical to
> > the previous ones.
> > 
> > > I'll take a look at the patches you provided and get back to you
> > > regarding them. Thanks a lot for the effort and time on this.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> Great! Thanks for the quick fixes. I've begun reviewing & committing
> your patches. Since these patches are significant, I'll mentioned your
> name as "Ronald" (no mail address included) as a contributor in the
> source files involved, I hope this is agreeable. If you don't want to be
> mentioned for some reason let me know.

Sounds good. Either way is fine with me.

> I will mail you here once I complete reviewing, committing and testing
> these patches.

Thanks - if you'd like me to rework/change anything, just let me know.

A few things I should mention:

 - with the 08_stat_coalesce.patch the sfprov_get_{a,m,c}time()
   and sfprov_get_mode() functions are not used anymore; I left them
   in as I wasn't sure what the full reasoning behind the original
   approach was, but they could be deleted now.

 - the sfprov_get_size() function could also easily be removed by
   replacing the last remaining call to it with an sfnode_get_stat()
   call. Again, I didn't do so because I wasn't completely sure if you
   were thinking of other providers and whether you wanted vboxfs_prov
   interface to be as fine-grained as possible or not.

 - lastly, I realize the stat-caching may be controversial (patch 09).
   Maybe defaulting it to off (DEF_STAT_TTL_MS=0) may make people more



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