The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 8257
smbd:backgroundqueue is undocumented
Last modified: 2018-01-11 09:52:43 UTC
Simo, could you please add documentation for the smbd:backgroundqueue variable you added.
Simo, can you give a description of that parameter please? You added the feature, you know the background and the details of it ...
I checked the history of that parameter, and it was introduced by Metze (commit b7a141f8a7) as a port from the v3-0-ctdb tree.
I am not sure who introduced it there, but I guess whoever introduced it should perhaps document it ? I have genral background on what it means, but no idea why it was introduced as a parametric option as opposed to a normal parm.
This parameter controls whether or not a separate daemon is used to refresh the printer queues status in the background.
We have a parameter where nobody feels responsible for and nobody(?) knows what to write useful for a documentation description.
the only place I've ever seen this parameter being set is in ctdb/tests/eventscripts/etc/samba/smb.conf
It's rediculous that nobody knows what this parameter is for and not even in the code there is a comment about why it's there at all. I suggest removing the parameter then, when obviously it's there for no reason.