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Re: Case insensitive FFS
On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 08:45:51AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> how difficult would it be to add a mount option to FFS to have
> case insensitive filesystem?
> Do you really mean case insensitive, or case preserving?
I mean case insensitive like HFS+ under Mac OS X:
> uname -as
Darwin pythagoras.cachelogic.com 8.11.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1: Wed Oct
10 18:23:28 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.25.20~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386
> echo Greg >Troxel
> cat troxel
> 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).
> That sounds like case preserving. If all vnode ops lowercased on entry
> (plus the above to handle 'legacy' files) then it would be case
I'm sorry but I don't understand your argumentation. FFS is already
case preserving. I want to make it case insensitive in addition.
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/
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