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