DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-01
Re: Naive HAMMER question
:The character encoding has to be specified somewhere. Do we envision
:having differently encoded filenames on the same filesystem? Filenames
:that are encoded differently than the contents of the file itself? Does
:the filesystem need to know if a file's contents even have an encoding?
:I'm sure these are very old questions, but I know little about how file-
:systems are designed because I've never designed one (and I'm glad :o)
My personal opinion is with Bill on this one... the filesystems, and
possibly even the kernel, should just be neutral about the whole mess
and allow (or at least not disallow) binary encodings, which is pretty
much how it works now.
At most I see having a kernel layer to help userland support encodings
but I don't see the filesystem having one, and I don't see either the
kernel or the filesystem doing anything sophisticated.