XFS may support case-insensitivity soon(ish) & lufs does it now

Russell G. Howe rhowe at wiss.co.uk
Sat May 24 02:12:13 CDT 2003

I noticed on the linux-xfs list an announcement by Steve Lord where he
listed a few things which might make it into XFS in the next few months:


One of them, "Mixed case support in XFS (for Samba)" presumably means
case-insensitive filenames/directories. Keith Owens also mentioned the
lufs (Linux userland fs) project at http://lufs.sf.net/

This apparently allows for case-insensitive filesystems by way of a
userspace wrapper. For anyone who might be having trouble with
case-sensitive UNIX filesystems, these might be worth considering.

Note that I haven't tried lufs, and the XFS stuff hasn't yet been
released, but maybe the information is useful to someone.

Russell Howe     | Why be just another cog in the machine,
rhowe at wiss.co.uk | when you can be the spanner in the works?

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