Head stability [Was Re: [Fwd: Re: [PATCH] Fix Name mangling inHEAD]]

Kevin (HxPro) Wheatley hxpro at cinesite.co.uk
Wed Mar 27 03:45:03 GMT 2002

Simo Sorce wrote:
> I'm thinking to move all the mangling stuff in vfs once we have
> stackable modules and SAMBA_3_0 is branched off.
> vfs is really the place where to put that code, so that it can be
> removed if a mangling-compatible filesystem is used, or someone else
> have better ideas in how to implement mangling.

If anybody is interested in some pathalogical cases, the Post Production
industry has this thing with files numbered sequentially usually with
4-5 digits with some more extreme cases of 7 digits, add to this a
descriptor like a show/scene/shot name of a few characters (plus
extension sometimes more than 3 chars) all in a single directory...
repeated across lots of similarily named directories. I'd be interested
to know how that would be handled... 

Certainly being able to plug in different hashing functions is going to
be a good thing for these situations, probably on a per share basis.


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