Subject: Re: msdosfs problems?
To: Paulo A. P. Pires <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/21/1999 00:42:04
On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Paulo A. P. Pires wrote:

> I have filled a problem report on it, but it did not show up in the
> GNATS database, even though send-pr reported successful transmission.

Wierd. The web page updates are delayed, but you should have got mail
back right away. In any case, I checked on, and the
latest PR with your name on it is from July this year. I suggest you
wait to see if any PR's following yours show up before resubmitting.

> So I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced such problem and
> if anyone has already taken care of it.

fsck often detects a problem with the FAT32 extended partition, but
this appears to be innocuous.

I recently tried to rsync some directories with long filenames
(including spaces) from an ISO CD into the extended partition, and
that was a mess. After win95 scandisk got done with it, all the long
names on the destination's containing folders were lost, but no old
data was lost. PR kern/5468 possibly applies to this.