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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] vfat and Simon_&_Garfunkel-Wednesday_Morning,_3_a.m.
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    Philippe De Muyter <phdm@macqel.be> writes:

    > I have an IOMEGA home network hard disk that I can connect either by
    > ethernet (ftp or cifs) or by USB. because of the ftp server mode
    > firmware, I must keep it formatted as a vfat filesystem.
    >
    > I have copied my music files on it using the ftp mode. Using the same
    > ftp mode, I can also retrieve my music files without problem, and
    > when I list them, they have the exact names that they had on my linux
    > ext3 partition.
    >
    > When I connected this disk via USB, now relying on the vfat module
    > of linux, there were some directories that I could not reread. The
    > common factor of these directories names is that they end with one or
    > more dots, e.g.
    >
    > Simon_&_Garfunkel-Wednesday_Morning,_3_a.m.
    >
    > If I issue the `ls' or `find' command, I get this strange message :
    >
    > find: ./Simon_&_Garfunkel-Wednesday_Morning,_3_a.m.: No such file or directory
    >
    > Adding printk's in `fat_search_long' revealed that on this disk, the
    > file/directory NAMES ENDING WITH DOTS ARE STORED WITH THEIR TRAILING DOTS.
    >
    > Here is a patch squetch that make accessing my
    > Simon_&_Garfunkel-Wednesday_Morning,_3_a.m. directory possible, but I
    > don't know if storing long filenames ending with dot's should not also
    > be fixed.

    IIRC, Windows stripped the trailing ".". That filename can be read/used on
    Windows?

    If it can be read, I think we should consider to remove
    vfat_striptail_len() (at least for lookup path), more investigation
    would be needed though.

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


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