Bug 127525 - hfsplus driver does not translate '/' characters
Summary: hfsplus driver does not translate '/' characters
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-07-09 12:57 UTC by Paul W. Frields
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-03 15:52:18 UTC
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Convert HFS+ '/' filenames to ':' and back (542 bytes, patch)
2004-07-09 13:11 UTC, Paul W. Frields
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Description Paul W. Frields 2004-07-09 12:57:37 UTC
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Description of problem:
(All FC1 kernels have had this problem.)

HFS+ allows any file name character except a colon (:), including
slashes (/), which can cause a problem with Linux. Users will be
unable to deal with these files since an embedded '/' character
consistently makes the shell generate a "file not found" error since
it is looking in a non-existent path.

The standard HFS driver already has support for munging '/' characters
into ':' to play nicely with Linux shells. This should be fixed in the
2.4 kernel for both FC1 and RHEL 3, since it is a trivial problem, and
many people will not be moving to 2.6 yet.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach/insert HFS+ volume on any media which contains a file using
a '/' character.
2. Mount or use modprobe hfsplus to address media.
3. Try to address aforementioned file.

Actual Results:  Error is always generated.

Expected Results:  Filename should be translated '/' -> ':' on the way
from the media, and vice versa to prevent writing illegal characters
to the media.

Additional info:  The next post will attach a patch to fix the problem.

Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2004-07-09 13:11:32 UTC
Created attachment 101745 [details]
Convert HFS+ '/' filenames to ':' and back

Comment 2 Paul W. Frields 2004-08-03 15:52:18 UTC
Given Florian's comments at
it's probably better to just close this as fixed in current release.
Interested parties should be able to find this via a Bugzilla search.

Just in case: hfsplus hfs+ filename colon slash

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