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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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