[ros-dev] Patent on FAT

Mark Tempel mtempel at visi.com
Wed Jan 11 23:22:25 CET 2006

I believe that if you want the FAT partition to interoperate with Windows, you
need the short filename.  IIRC the LFN dirents all have a checksum pointing
associating them with the SFN dirent that actually has the initial cluster

You would probably be better off removing LFN support instead.

If you don't want to interoperate with Windows none of that matters... ;-)

Keep up the good work guys.


Quoting James Tabor <jimtabor at adsl-64-217-116-74.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net>:

> Steven Edwards wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think we should turn off the 8.3 short filename support by default
> > and see what breaks. Providing a option right at the start of 2nd
> > stage step "Patented features" using a checkbox to enable it should
> > get us around the issue. Its not our problem if someone else enables
> > it.
> >
> Hi,
> Until we receive correspondence from the patent holder, we do nothing.
> But,, it is good, if we do receive something, we have a plan.
> 8^)
> James
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