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Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:06:07AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 05:03:22PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Dec 16 10:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 04:53:39PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> >Since the mount code is called from path_conv anyway, wouldn't it be
>>> >better to pass the information "managed mount or not" up to path_conv?
>>> How about just doing the pathname munging in `conv_to_win32_path' if/when
>>> it's needed?
>>Erm... I'm not quite sure, but didn't the "remove trailing dots and spaces"
>>code start there and has been moved to path_conv by Pierre to circumvent
>>some problem?  I recall only very vaguely right now.
>One problem that it would circumvent is that currently, if you do this:
>ls /bin......................................
>You'll get a listing of the bin directory.  If you move the code to
>conv_to_win32_path that may not be as easy to get right.

That's the problem with somehow getting the information back to
path_conv::check, too, I think.  It's a chicken/egg situation.  You need
to regularize the path name before looking through the mount table to
find out if the file is controlled by a managed mount.


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