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SubjectRe: CONFIG_VFAT_FS_DUALNAMES regressions

On Tuesday 2009-07-21 11:16, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>> - Similarly, there is a small chance that chkdsk on Windows will
>> rename one file in a directory if they happen to have the same 11
>> byte dummy values. The probability of this happening is
>> approximately 80x lower than with the previous patch.
>What if we had a user mode utility that does these short-names
>renames that a user can optionally run after umount? since it
>only writes the (random) short-names it's also safe.

Mm, user-mode. tridgefat could trigger a usermode process at open(2)
time to rebuild the short name with traditional semantics to counter
the 'breakage' induced by random 8.3 names.

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