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Re: [PATCH 5/7] XFS: Unicode case-insensitive lookup implementation

To: Jeremy Allison <jra@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] XFS: Unicode case-insensitive lookup implementation
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:11:42 -0500
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Barry Naujok <bnaujok@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 01:14:50PM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> Validating file names is not the filesystem job.  In fact it's utterly
>> stupid, a unix filename is a sequence of bytes without special meaning
>> except for ., .., / and \0
> 
> This patch will be extremely useful for users who are serving
> Windows clients using Samba. It allow admins to turn off the
> userspace case insensitivity we have to emulate and be a significant
> speed increase.

I'd like to see the numbers... Simo tested an earlier version of this
patch, and it was not faster.... Jeremy, what would be a representative
test setup to use?

Thanks,
-Eric


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