xfs getting case-insensitive filesystem support...

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at codeweavers.com
Thu Apr 24 01:05:51 CDT 2008

"Joerg Mayer" <jmayer at loplof.de> wrote:

> 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.

Sure, it's messy until the filesystem is unicode internally, and uses
something more reasonable instead of a multibyte UTF-8.


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