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Re: [Monotone-devel] Ideas and questions.

From: Henrik Holmboe
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Ideas and questions.
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:32:47 +0100
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[CC:ing the ml, hope you dont mind]

Jeremy Fincher <address@hidden> writes:
>Your setup:
>   * Dual booting between Linux and Windows,
>   * Using vfat to transfer data between the two.
>Seems very uncommon.  Similarly, it seems like it's a bug in Linux's
>vfat driver if it changes the names of files and directories behind
>the user's back.  You also seemed to have a workaround in your bug
>report.  So are you proposing that the developers change the behavior
>of Monotone for a rarely exercised bug in a Linux filesystem driver
>that already has a workaround?

As previously stated, yes, this is uncommon. If there is a bug in
"Linux's" vfat driver or FAT32 itself I can only speculate. Thought I
would believe that the vfat authors have solved it in the best way

If this is an easy "fix" in Monotone, then it's probably wise to avoid
the potential problem, since it would make the tool _usable_ for more
people (in contrast to the discussion about preference for 'monotone',
'mtn' or the like). I would guess (without looking in the source) that
this is just a one-line fix? If not, then please forgive my ignorance.


Henrik Holmboe, Stockholm, Sweden

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