[Samba] File list Performance question

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue May 17 03:05:34 GMT 2005

On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 06:46:31PM -0700, Doug VanLeuven wrote:
> Michael W Cocke wrote:
> >
> >Thanks!  The case sensitivity might be a problem, but maybe I can work
> >something out...  Right now the filenames are mixed case and some of
> >the software that maintains the contents will have to be rewritten.  
> >
> >The biggest issue will be the users, as usual.  The filenames show up
> >in a number of the places we use the data, and I don't think I'm going
> >to impress anyone with all upper (or lower) case names, but it may be
> >the only way we can make this work right, in which case they'll learn
> >to love it.
> >
> >Is there any other option?

Not really. The underlying file system is case sensitive which
means if we allow mixed case names it is very expensive to determine
if a file doesn't exist.

Does the software that maintains the contents run on the UNIX side
of things ? If it runs on the Windows side it won't have to change,
it'll work with the filenames whatever case they're returned.


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