Subject: Re: fs transcoding, was Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: Chapman Flack <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/2004 08:01:37
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On Nov 20, 2004, at 1:30 PM, Chapman Flack wrote:

> When you claim a filesystem encoding for an agnostic filesystem, what 
> you're
> really doing is making an assertion.  Mounting an existing filesystem 
> and
> saying it's UTF8 doesn't make it so, just establishes that new names 
> will be
> encoded that way and existing names will be treated as encoded that 
> way unless
> invalid sequences are encountered, which would mean the assertion was 
> wrong.

Honestly, I think we need to reserve a chunk of space in the FFS 
superblock to specify the encoding that the file system is using.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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