xfs getting case-insensitive filesystem support...

Joerg Mayer jmayer at loplof.de
Thu Apr 24 00:47:02 CDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 08:39:40PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Hrm.  This is interesting:
>   http://lwn.net/Articles/278961/
> I wonder if Wine could run faster if it could delegate
> the case-insensitvity to the filesystem...

Would be nice indeed, but I don't think it will come: Linus shot down
similar patches in the past because to_lower may be easy to implement
for ascii, but once you want to implement it for all charsets supported
by the files system it gets very messy.

Joerg Mayer                                           <jmayer at loplof.de>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.

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