On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 11:31:03AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > i wouldn't call them v3 dirs either, that implies its an `upgrade' to
> > v2, when in fact its a downgrade (non-broken -> broken). maybe call
> > them v0 (afaik xfs only has two dir formats v1 and v2). or call it
> > something entirely different, like broken_dirs ;-)
> I would not call them broken, but what is a bit worrying is that it can
> be quite complicated to lower case letters. In the American ASCII subset
> easy, but for other languages it usually needs huge lookup tables and worse
> there are different character set.
> You either only support UTF-8 Unicode (shifting the burden of conversion
> to user space) or you need to store a "codepage" per filesystem. Linux seems
> to go towards the UTF-8 route. The kernel already has some code for this
> (JFS does it), but it will be not pretty.
all the more reason to leave it in userspace.
all for a legacy OS...
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