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Re: Case insensitive FFS

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 02:38:45PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 01:15:22PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > how difficult would it be to add a mount option to FFS to have
> > case insensitive filesystem?
> We discussed this some years ago (it would be very usefull in samba
> context) ...

And for Mac OS X NFS clients running broken applications.

> ... and ended up with no consensus on an in-kernel iconv.

I've considered that problem and decided not to worry in the first place.

> > My naive idea is that changing ufs_lookup() and the hash functions
> > in the UFS_DIRHASH case to treat upper case letters like lower case
> > letter (or vice versa).
> If you only allow ASCII filenames this should work.

Only ASCII filenames would be good start IMHO.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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