[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 1.7.19

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Jun 9 11:55:00 GMT 2013


On Jun  9 15:43, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> 
> >> I do not think I explained myself properly, sorry: Cygwin would
> >> previously read the
> >> obcaseinsensitve value under Windows 2000 to emulate the case
> >> insensitive behaviour of Windows XP and newer where obcaseinsensitive
> >> was present in the registry.
> >> 
> >> The registry key does not represent the active state of case
> >> sensitivity, so it is surely the wrong thing to query and show in
> >> cygcheck as it only shows what the state is pending a reboot. Surely
> >> it would be better now to query how the case sensitivity actually is
> >> here and show that, and get rid of all references to
> >> obcaseinsensitive, which is a configuration parameter and private
> >> implementation detail of kernel?
> 
> > Not from my POV, no.  The registry key is what the user has to change to
> > get case sensitive behaviour.
> 
> But that setting only permit case-sensitive behavior, but not actually
> implement (enable) it.
> Actual behavior of case-sensitivity relies on actual support from filesystem,
> in case of disk IO operations.
> If I read it right, of course.

Yes.  We're talking about cygcheck, not the way the Cygwin DLL handles
case sensitivity.  We want to know the kernel setting in cygcheck output.


Corinna

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