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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Added CONFIG_VFAT_FS_DUALNAMES option
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tridge@samba.org writes:

> hpa wrote:
> > However, as such it really should be paired with a "don't even recognize
> > the shortname if a longname exists" option.
>
> Right, we could just skip the 8.3 name matching and go straight to the
> longname match in fat_search_long(). I wonder if anyone ever relies on
> the 8.3 matching when a file has a long name on Linux?

Wine or such is using it.

> > It's also questionable IMO if this shouldn't be another FAT superdriver,
> > just as we have VFAT, MS-DOS etc. we could have "purevfat".
>
> It would be only a few lines of code difference between the two
> drivers - is it worth the maintainence overhead of splitting it up?
>
> Maybe a mount option to ignore 8.3 names for files with long names
> would be better? Perhaps even the default?

It sounds like to be start of yet another UMSDOS with minimal one. I
wouldn't like to repeat UMSDOS history, i.e. I think it needs real users
and developers. If not, I wouldn't like to add.

Thanks.
--
OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>


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