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SubjectRe: Msdos name alias patch for 2.1.48

On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The thing that makes me think that having the VFS layer handle
> case-insenstitivity (but nothing else) is a good idea is that it can
> potentially be useful even for things like ext2fs. Imagine having not to
> worry about case in DOSEMU or Wine, but instead doing
> int fd = open("/dosc/windows/windows.ini", O_NOCASE | O_RDONLY);
> and it would work even if it was a ext2 filesystem?

hm, another thing we didnt think of so far: all these
'cross-lookup-system' tools have to convert '\' to '/'
anyway. So we could well say 'hey if you convert, do
it right!'.
_Or_ we have to handle '\' too ... *ducking down*

-- mingo

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