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Re: Announce: xfs 1.3.3 beta 1

To: Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Announce: xfs 1.3.3 beta 1
From: Stefan Smietanowski <stesmi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 10:43:43 +0200
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Hi Axel.

> And as a last note: some of the current filenames may be too long for
> anaconda to deal with, if you or someone else (hello Stefan ;) build
> new installer mediums based on anaconda it should be considered.

There are two limitations in play.

1) Some people might stick them on a DVD (*whistles*) and they would
most likely make it ISO9660/UDF (that's what I do). The filename
length (max) of UDF is 64 characters but there is a switch for
mkisofs that makes it accept longer and I believe the limit is
109 or something. But it's totally against the standard.

2) One part of the installer has a max filelength of 80 characters
but that limit can be increased to somewhere around 100 characters.
I haven't gotten adverse effects with it increased to that but
I haven't looked through all the places it might be used so I'd
be real careful about breaking that limit as well.

So basically I think that making things max 64 chars long is the
way to go. No problems with anaconda and no problems with the
most popular CD/DVD filesystems.

// Stefan

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