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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] vfat and Simon_&_Garfunkel-Wednesday_Morning,_3_a.m.
Hi Ogawa,

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 07:05:27PM +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> Philippe De Muyter <> 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
> >
> > Here is a patch sketch that makes 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?

Sorry I don't use MS-Windows. I'll try to find someone who does.

But, risking repeating myself, the firmware of the IOMEGA disk (via
the ftp interface) presents the filenames with the trailing dots.

> 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.

That's what my patch does actually. Maybe it should depend of the length
of the filename, though.



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