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Re: [PATCH 02/12] xfsprogs: simplify leading '/' handling in generate_ob

To: Alex Elder <aelder@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/12] xfsprogs: simplify leading '/' handling in generate_obfuscated_name()
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:13:35 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <1293741612.2294.354.camel@doink>
References: <1293741612.2294.354.camel@doink>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 02:40:12PM -0600, Alex Elder wrote:
> In generate_obfuscated_name(), the incoming file name is allowed to
> start with a '/' character, in which case it is copied over to the
> new file name and ignored for the remainder of the hash calculation.
> Simplify the affected code by processing the '/' right away, and
> using a pointer thereafter for the start of the new file name.

The actual change looks good to me, but why would we ever have a /
in the filename, and if we do why would we treat it special?

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