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From "Bill Jones" <>
Subject Re: Hosting case-sensitive httpd on case-insensitive filesystem
Date Mon, 18 Jan 1999 23:25:03 GMT
I always thought MacOS (assuming a lot here) serialized
the data file, so that 'Fileone' and 'fileone' would become:

fileone and fileone.1, respectively...

If Apache's data creation routines do not care AND the
OpSys doesn't help one way or the other, then you will have
data files being over-written all over the place...

A safe bet would be to expect the worse case.

PS - How will 'the kernel' guys know on a per-directory
basis which OpSys the mounts are from?  Are they looking at
NFS-style mounting?  Appletalk-style mounting?  SMB mounts?

It would be tricky, but not terribly unportable, IMHO...

Does that help you?  :]
Bill Jones  | FCCJ Webmaster |

>From: Wilfredo Sanchez <>
>To: Apache Developers <>
>Subject: Hosting case-sensitive httpd on case-insensitive filesystem
>Date: Mon, Jan 18, 1999, 4:54 PM

>   What sorts of problems should I expect to run into if I run a
> case-sensitive (Unix) httpd on a case-insensitive (HFS+) filesystem?
> I be looking at the code in a minute, but I'm wondering if people
> who've dealt with it might offer some insight.
>   I've been talking to the kernel guys about detecting per-directory
> what filesystem is underneath and they say no problem, but I doubt the
> answer will be very portable, though it would possibly be portable to
> other BSD's or easy to add to other BSD's. When I have something that
> works, I'm bring it up again so we can figure out what the right thing
> to do is.
>   In the meantime, we compile with the assumption of having the docroot
> on UFS, but people want to be able to move the docroot to an HFS+ volume
> and that makes me nervous. Should it?
>  -Fred

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