[clug] case-insensitive file system

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Jun 16 01:51:24 GMT 2004

Kim Holburn wrote:
> On 2004 Jun 16, , at 10:54 AM, David Gibson wrote:

>> No, it's really not a trivial task in userspace.  The only way to do a
>> case-insensitve lookup from userspace is list and scan the entire
>> directory manually.  Ugly and slow.
> Well I was initially thinking of some kind of samba export and remount. 
>  I just thought there must be a simpler more direct way of doing it.   
> Perhaps the FAT(Pat. pending) option!!!

I believe the FAT patent got squelched. If you're after good handling 
for long filenames, then a FAT filesystem (even if through some sort of 
loopback device) is probably the path of least resistance.



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