KDE linuxisms may confuse CIFS and will cause trouble on Windows

Juergen Pfennig info at j-pfennig.de
Thu Jan 4 20:26:43 GMT 2007


Hi,
the following might be a problem when porting KDE to Windows. And eventually 
it's a Problem for Samba (not to mention a genuine Windows file server) ...

kMail for example opens ".trash.index" and then renames some other file to the 
name that is already open. This works on Linux but not necessarily on other 
operating systems. In Windows the file identity is given by the file name (no 
inode).

In my case CIFS (on a Linux server) produces strange files starting 
with "cifs" or ".cifs" being followed by a decimal number.

Shouldn't renames to open target files be taken as bugs (linux-only)?

Yours
J├╝rgen




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