On Fri, 23 May 2003 16:24:10 +0200,
Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 12:17:30AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
>> Off the wall suggestion. Instead of changing XFS to suit Samba, layer
>> another filesystem over XFS that converts all names to lower case and
>> provide that filesystem view to Samba. Such a layered filesystem for
>That won't be fully win32 compatible. win32 is not case sensitive, but
>it preserves case. The samba users would probably not be happy when
>their filenames get all converted to lower case.
Easily handled with a tweak to locasefs. creat() and readdir()
preserve case, stat() and open() on existing files drop the filenames
to lower case. But as Steve says, Irix has the same problem, so LUFS
is not a permanent fix. It might be an acceptable workaround for Linux
users in the short term.