Re: [PATCH] Posix file attribute support on VFAT

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On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, Machida, Hiroyuki wrote:
> Bodo Eggert wrote:

> Please confirm my understanding.
> You sugessted that symlink should not have ATTR_SYS, to prevent
> some over 4KB files created in DOS/WIN to be treated as symlinks?

NACK, files longer than 4KB should not be symlinks, and maybe (if you're
paranoid enough) files without a magic header should not be symlinks, too.

BTW: What about storing short symlinks (strlen(name)+strlen(symlink) < 200)
in the filename as $name.modified_base64($symlink) and storing the split
position in ctime? This would reduce the need for data blocks, which may
be valuable on small devices.

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