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SubjectRe: vfat patch for shortcut display as symlinks for 2.4.18
On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 06:53:49PM -0700, christoph@lameter.com wrote:
> I just tried the patch adding symlinks to the vfat fs. It was submitted
> back at the end of last year but it does not seem to have made it into the
> kernel sources. I was unable to find a discussion on this. Symlink support
> in vfat is really useful when you are sharing a vfat volume on a dual
> booted system. I tried patching a 2.5.X kernel but the page cache changes
> mean that the patch needs reworking.
>
> Do you have any updates to the patch Jan?

No, I don't. I did not receive any feedback since I sent in the patch
to linux-kernel, so I concluded that people do not consider lack
of shortcut/symlink support a problem. For me it's something that
would be nice to have but I don't feel like pushing it in.

I might be able to upgrade the patch for the 2.5 kernal line, but
I'd like to hear some comments about the code in general.

Yours,

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