Re: JFS default behavior (was: UTF-8 in file systems? xfs/extfs/etc.)
From: Jamie Lokier (jamie_at_shareable.org)
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 08:54:51 +0000 To: Andy Isaacson <email@example.com>
Andy Isaacson wrote:
> Why on earth is JFS worried about the filename, anyways? Why has it
> *ever* had *any* behavior other than "string of bytes, delimited with /,
> terminated with \0" ?
Perhaps for the same reason that these other in-tree filesystems are
sensitive to the character encoding:
Joliet (ISO-9660 extension), FAT/VFAT, NTFS, BeFS, SMBFS, CIFS.
Those filesystems will also fail, or give unexpected behaviour (such
as bytes being changed to '?'), if you pass them names which are not
in the appropriate encoding.
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