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Create cyg-managed filesystem possible? (RE: cygwin 1.5.0 coming - 64 bit file I/O and more)

> From: []On Behalf
> Of Christopher Faylor

> Anyway, expect a testing version of 1.5.0 soon.  Just to whet your
> appetite a little, I also added a new mount option to this release:
> mount -o managed c:/foo /foo
> A managed mount means that file names are entirely managed by cygwin.
> Any directory managed in this manner will allow the creation of files
> like "aux", "com1", "abc:def", and files which differ only by case.
> This is accomplished by munging the filenames in a manner that makes
> them appear very strange to windows so manipulation of files in these
> directories is REALLY not recommended.

 Hmm... This makes me think of the "umsdos" filesystem for Linux.

I don't have the time and knowledge to look at it myself so this is just a
"Wild Ass Idea" that I think could launch others thoughts:

 Would it be possible to use the source of the above mentioned filesystem
for a complete cygwin managed filesystem?
It was considered slow at the time I used it, but it did what it was
supposed to.

> Unlike the 64 bit stuff which really appears to be rock solid, the
> managed directory stuff should still be considered an "at your own
> risk" type of thing.  So while 1.5.0 will be beta quality, the managed
> stuff will be alpha quality.

 At times I'm amazed of the mere quantity of the work you two do here...
not to mention the quality of it.

Out of curiosity: What do you two do for a living?

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - Micro Computer Systems, 59~14'N, 17~12'E
 ~ <=> degree



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