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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Added CONFIG_VFAT_FS_DUALNAMES option
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    Hi Eric,

    > Tridge. Is there any reason to believe that Microsoft will continue
    > to treat Longfilenames without short filenames as valid in vfat?

    I'd be quite surprised if they deliberately changed their VFAT code to
    break Linux with this patch. I'd say it is more likely that once Linux
    kernels with this change are in widespread use that Microsoft will
    start to test any changes in their VFAT filesystem to make sure it
    works with Linux with this patch.

    > It wouldn't even surprise me if you haven't seen such shenanigans
    > while working on samba.

    In recent times Microsoft has been testing new OS releases against
    Samba, and has been actively working with the Samba Team to try to
    prevent breakages with new releases. That doesn't mean the scenario
    you describe is impossible, it just means it isn't as likely as
    perhaps it once was.

    Cheers, Tridge


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