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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option
Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> 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.

Well, is that a rationale per se? Which devices they are and why?

But besides, why `msdos' filesystem is not sufficient?
It contains no code to create long file names and no code to
read such names either.

/mjt


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