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authorOGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp>2007-05-08 00:31:01 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-05-08 11:15:13 -0700
commit28ec039c21839914389975b896160a815ffd8b83 (patch)
treee6b0364c906ee7409c7bce2d8849420a46cb7c10 /Documentation
parent4ff773bbde87f7f7dddc0f579ad53e077a6587b9 (diff)
fat: don't use free_clusters for fat32
It seems that the recent Windows changed specification, and it's undocumented. Windows doesn't update ->free_clusters correctly. This patch doesn't use ->free_clusters by default. (instead, add "usefree" for forcing to use it) Signed-off-by: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Cc: Juergen Beisert <juergen127@kreuzholzen.de> Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
index 069cb109430..fcc123ffa25 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt
@@ -57,6 +57,13 @@ nonumtail=<bool> -- When creating 8.3 aliases, normally the alias will
currently exist in the directory, 'longfile.txt' will
be the short alias instead of 'longfi~1.txt'.
+usefree -- Use the "free clusters" value stored on FSINFO. It'll
+ be used to determine number of free clusters without
+ scanning disk. But it's not used by default, because
+ recent Windows don't update it correctly in some
+ case. If you are sure the "free clusters" on FSINFO is
+ correct, by this option you can avoid scanning disk.
quiet -- Stops printing certain warning messages.
check=s|r|n -- Case sensitivity checking setting.