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SubjectRe: How to make VFAT work right in 2.4.0-prereleaseu
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> 	- edit file fs/fat/inode.c, look in the function named
> "fat_notify_change" (at about line 901), where it says:"
> /* FAT cannot truncate to a longer file */
> if (attr->ia_valid & ATTR_SIZE) {
> if (attr->ia_size > inode->i_size)
> return -EPERM;
> }
> ", just delete all of it (or comment it out). This change wich has been
> made in the -prerelease versión, makes Netscape Messenger not to work

If you do that you will corrupt your FAT fs. Very bad idea

> - apply attached patch made by Eelco Dolstra
> <edolstra@students.cs.uu.nl>, I am testing and using this patch since
> 13.nov.2000 (a lot of time) and with various versions of the Linux
> 2.4.0-testXX series kernels and it works flawlessly! Without it you get

2.4.0-ac has the truncate to grow stuff. It should just work out of the box.
Let me know if not


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