[PATCH] New option "mangled names = illegal"

Ralph Böhme slow at samba.org
Thu Dec 15 15:44:38 UTC 2016

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 01:28:00PM +0100, Ralph Böhme wrote:
> This one seemed obvious to me, I must be missing something. :)
> With "mangled names = yes" we create mangled names for
> 1) any name that contains illegal NTFS characters
> 2) any name that exceeds 8.3 length limits
> In case of 2 the mangled name is put into the shortname buffer in find
> responses. Modern clients don't use the shortname anymore, so having an
> additional "mangled names" option that mangles only for case 1), but not 2)
> would be useful and reduce load on the server.
> Attached is a patch that implements such an option, I've called it "mangled
> names = illegal".

fwiw, MS actually has a similar knob, albeit it's a filesystem related there:



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