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SubjectRe: Sony Memory stick format funnies...
Rogier Wolff wrote:
>
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Followup to: <200104282236.AAA06021@cave.bitwizard.nl>
> > By author: R.E.Wolff@BitWizard.nl (Rogier Wolff)
> > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > >
> > > # l /mnt/d1
> > > total 16
> > > drwxr-xr-x 512 root root 16384 Mar 24 17:26 dcim/
> > > -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 May 23 2000 memstick.ind*
> > > #
> > >
> > > Where the *(&#$%& does that "dcim" directory come from????
> > >
> >
> > "dcim" probably stands for "digital camera images". At least Canon
> > digital cameras always put their data in a directory named dcim.
>
> Yes. I know. Seems to be standard. The stick is for my Sony camera.
>
> However, the question is: how in **** is the Linux kernel seeing that
> directory while it's not on the stick? (the root directory has one
> MEMSTICK.IND file, and nothing else!)
>

I doubt the kernel is seeing it without it being there (it doesn't have
much imagination.) However, it may very well be there in a funny
manner. You do realize, of course, that it's pretty much impossible for
us to help you answer that question without a complete dump of the
filesystem on hand, I hope?

-hpa

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