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  • KSMBD As An In-Kernel SMB3 File Server Merged For Linux 5.15

    Phoronix: KSMBD As An In-Kernel SMB3 File Server Merged For Linux 5.15

    One of the earliest pull requests sent in for the now-open Linux 5.15 cycle was proposing KSMBD land as the in-kernel SMB3 file server as an alternative on Linux systems to running Samba in user-space. At the time it wasn't clear if Linus Torvalds would pull in this file server code to the Linux kernel but now he has indeed landed it...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-In-Linux-5.15

  • #2
    i hope if its done we can use it like nfs or http/s for pxe

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    • #3
      What functionality would smb in the kernel give us I thought they moved it to the kernel because it would be faster but not give you more features

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      • #4
        cytomax55 u dont need samba for easy file share as user

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gorgone View Post
          cytomax55 u dont need samba for easy file share as user
          You don't need in-kernel performance either.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cytomax55 View Post
            What functionality would smb in the kernel give us I thought they moved it to the kernel because it would be faster but not give you more features
            Any speed improvement is welcome.......

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            • #7
              Oh cool so you can share files without setting up a Saba server like I'm Windows... That's pretty neat

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              • #8
                Hmm... pretty sure network file systems are restricted by the speed/latency of the network, not by the code being in user space... but hey - why not stick this in the kernel too?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
                  Hmm... pretty sure network file systems are restricted by the speed/latency of the network, not by the code being in user space... but hey - why not stick this in the kernel too?
                  Actually, weak devices struggle to match even 1GbE connections. This could help them.

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                  • #10
                    A server in the kernel?! This is insane in my opinion! This is contra security and maintainability!

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