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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option
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On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 13:47 -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 12:41:29PM -0500, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> > From: Andrew Tridgell <tridge@samba.org>
> > Subject: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option
> >
> > When this option is enabled the VFAT filesystem will refuse to create
> > new files with long names. Accessing existing files with long names
> > will continue to work.
> >
> > File names to be created must conform to the 8.3 format. Mixed case is
> > not allowed in either the prefix or the suffix.
>
> This doesn't make any sense as a compile time option. Might make sense
> as a mount option, but I'd like to hear a rationale for it first.

Some linux-based devices would be happy not to contain code to create
the long name at all.

Thanks,
Shaggy
--
David Kleikamp
IBM Linux Technology Center



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