lang at cross-cc.com
Fri Oct 27 15:09:33 GMT 2000
I've run into a name-mangling snag, but first a snip from the smb.conf
>This algorithm can cause name collisions only if
>files in a directory share the same first five
>alphanumeric characters. The probability of such a
>clash is 1/1300.
This should be nixed from the docs, because it is a silly thing to say.
Possibly true if filenames are chosen randomly, but I have about 100
directories full of files with 13 character base names, the first 9
characters of which are garanteed to be the same in each directory.
We hacked the mangling algorithm to use the first 2 and last 3
characters of the base name, the magic character, and the two character
Basically, I'm wondering if anyone has run into this and if it is
a) add a config directive that checks every mangled name
against the stack, and thereby guarantee that every short name is unique
(I don't even know if the the short names are stored in the stack)
b) add a directive like "Mangled Rule" that uses the regular expression
library so mangling could be adapted to weird cases like this.
I basically don't have any idea about the relative efficiency of the
regex library and the stack-check process (although I strongly suspect
that regex would be faster). Anyway, throwing it out there --- has
anyone messed with all this?
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