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Re: [coreutils] Coreutils Solaris extensions

From: John Sonnenschein
Subject: Re: [coreutils] Coreutils Solaris extensions
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:06:27 -0700
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On 09/10/10 09:57 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
John Sonnenschein wrote:
On 09/10/10 09:16 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 09/10/2010 10:03 AM, John Sonnenschein wrote:
Before you get too far into it, please present your high-level
goals on this list.
Well, the features the Solaris native versions of the coreutils have are
roughly as follows:

* chgrp: Windows SIDs (for CIFS/SMB shared volumes.
SAMBA could possibly take advantage of this feature)
More specifically, could you show actual command line uses for these
features?  That is, what flags or other syntax changes are you
proposing adding, that would expose these capabilities.
Perhaps not, nevermind I brought it up. Although SID ->  gid mapping
could still potentially remain an option for the SAMBA folks if they
wanted to extend it further. We do it as a function of our own
kernel-level CIFS server

Anything that already has an existing option letter in the Solaris
implementation is a good argument for inclusion in coreutils under
the same option letter, provided it doesn't conflict with existing
usage in coreutils.
Okay, so no problems then with features that may be Solaris specific (
eg, Zones ) ? Assuming they'd be (#ifdef sun)'d out.
Hard to say without knowing more... like how large
the changes are, how invasive, how mature.
We make an effort to avoid in-function #ifdefs,
and prefer cpp feature tests, rather than platform-testing ifdefs.
I hope there will be few "#ifdef sun" directives.

It might be good to start by outlining one or two small, local
changes and let's go from there.

Okay, great. Thanks for the replies.

It may take a little while to get started but once we have something in place we'll keep in touch


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