[OpenAFS] Swedish characters in AFS, files created in Windows cannot be used in Mac OS X

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Mon, 21 May 2012 15:56:25 -0400

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On Monday, May 21, 2012 3:23:55 PM, Mattias Pantzare wrote:
>> Therefore, I'm in favor of normalizing file names to precomposed form =
in the
>> Mac version of the AFS client, since it would fix both halves of the
>> problem, and we wouldn't have to wait for Apple to change the behavior=
>> Mac OS X (if they are going to do so at all).
> I am working on doing this in the afs client. Limited testing is very
> promising but I will panic the kernel sometimes.
> Contact me privately if you are interested in testing my fix.
> Apple will not fix this on their end, the recommend that filesystems
> fix this. I think that Apple is right.

The Windows client does perform file system based normalization.   When=20
subject of applying normalization rules to the UNIX clients there was a=20
objection because unlike on Windows where all file systems are UNICODE,
on UNIX the file system has no concept of a character set.  All file=20
names are
simply octet streams that are interpreted by the application according=20
to the
active Locale.  And it is possible for each process to have a different=20
As a result, a file system that applies UNICODE normalization to all=20
file names
will break many existing applications.

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