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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Added CONFIG_VFAT_FS_DUALNAMES option
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hpa wrote:
> However, as such it really should be paired with a "don't even recognize
> the shortname if a longname exists" option.

Right, we could just skip the 8.3 name matching and go straight to the
longname match in fat_search_long(). I wonder if anyone ever relies on
the 8.3 matching when a file has a long name on Linux?

> It's also questionable IMO if this shouldn't be another FAT superdriver,
> just as we have VFAT, MS-DOS etc. we could have "purevfat".

It would be only a few lines of code difference between the two
drivers - is it worth the maintainence overhead of splitting it up?

Maybe a mount option to ignore 8.3 names for files with long names
would be better? Perhaps even the default?

Cheers, Tridge


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