After my recent adventures in autoconfiscation, I am planning a full-bore return to the entombing system update. Anyone interested in unrm, libtomb, etc. should stay tuned. I hope to have a test version out by next semester.
I hope that’s enough Google fodder that the interested will find this. I just Googled for “file entombing” and found mostly me talking about the previous incarnation with people.
To bring everyone up to date, I have tested a dynamic libtomb on Solaris using LD_PRELOAD, and it works, but I’d like to make it work on more systems (hopefully in some almost-portable way), and make it easier to configure, compile, and install- which autoconfiscation will help with, bigtime.
The dynamic version of the (debugged) old source can be used now, but the original source available over at npcguild doesn’t have the patch needed to make it work on modern Solaris, I think.
If you’re in a big hurry to use it now, let me know, else I should have some real news relatively soon. It’s about number three on my to-do list, and the other two should be done in June, so if I don’t get some motion on this this summer, I’m in trouble.
I’d shelved the project previously, hoping that the main file servers we use would move up to Solaris 10 to make testing easier. I’m still hoping. In interim, we can try it on the other ones, but nearly all our user files are on the ones still running Solaris 9.
Anyway, unrm fans unite! Let me know where else we need it besides Solaris 10…