trailing dots and spaces on Samba

Christopher Faylor
Thu Apr 29 14:18:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 05:34:32PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr 28 16:39, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Apr 28 10:01, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:15:56AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > >So I was wondering if we shouldn't add more filesystem-specific settings
>> > >to the mount options so a user can help herself instead of having to
>> > >wait for us to fix Cygwin.  After all, on Linux every filesystem invents
>> > >its own mount options, too, as it goes along.
>> > 
>> > This was the conclusion that I came to as I was reading your description.
>> > If we're going to do that we might want to think about a better way of
>> > recognizing the options than just doing a bunch of strcmp's.
>> I agree, read_flags could really use bsearch instead of that
>> hand-crafted loop.
>And it might be a good idea to add a new cygwin_internal type which
>exports the read_flags functionality.  In other words, which converts an
>option string into the numerical option value.  The point is that
>`mount' would not need to be changed anymore, just because we add or
>remove a mount option.

I saw that you implemented this but I meant to ask "How does linux do this?"
It must have some way to communicate mount strings from the kernel/kernel-modules
to mount(8).


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