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    SubjectRe: Long file names in VFAT broken with iocharset=utf8
    On Monday 07 May 2007, Andreas Schwab wrote:
    > Roland Kuhn <> writes:
    > > PATH_MAX specifically counts _bytes_ not characters, so UTF-8 does not
    > > matter. ISTR that PATH_MAX was 256 at some point, but I just quickly
    > > grepped /usr/include and found various mention of 4096, so where's the
    > > central repository for this configuration item? A hard-
    > > coded value of 256 somewhere inside the kernel smells like a bug.
    > There is PATH_MAX and there is NAME_MAX, and only the latter (which is
    > 260 for vfat) matters here.

    Do you imply that Linux is unable to represent full VFAT names (255 UCS2
    charaters) by design? Hmm ... testing ... looks like it,

    touch $(perl -e 'print "ф" x 200;') -> Name too long.

    So what do we do with long VFAT names? As initial post shows, they do exist.
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