"case sensitive" parameter - was Re: Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Sat Aug 17 10:09:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 02:17, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> Tim Potter wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 12:29:32AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> >  
> > Can't we get rid of the case sensitive option?.  It just seems to cause 
> > people lots of uncessary pain.
> Strangely enough, having "case_sensitive = yes", makes SAMBA more 
> responsive for case insensitive file systems.

Probably because with case sensitive = yes we avoid lot of code needed
to handle case insensitivity.

> It probably would be better to have SAMBA allow the VFS level to do the 
> file name matching, so that it can be taylored to the file system.

Yes, I think we will go in that direction soon.

> The OpenVMS file api that is eventually called by readdir() accepts a 
> wildcard mask.

yes but probably accepted wildcards differs between NT and OpenVMS

> So if a vfs_wild_reeaddir() existed, it would do the wildcard matching 
> and the wildcard file lookup could be optimized to the file system.

yes of course, and there are also lot more advantages, like having a
file system able to handle mangling directly.


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