Re: FAT/VFAT/FAT32 reimplimintation...

James Mastros (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 22:38:20 -0400

At 10:37 PM 7/28/97 -0400, Ion Badulescu wrote:
>On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, James Mastros wrote:
>> That should work, since fatish will never support hard-links (it is obvious
>> how it should be implemented, but every fsck for DOS (chkdisk, norton disk
>> doctor, scandisk) I have seen reports mutiple files with the same starting
>> cluster as errors.
>And for good reason. As long as you don't have something independent from
>the directory entry to keep your link count, don't even think about
>hard links. If you delete the file, all your "hard links" will point to
>void, and there will be no way to avoid this, short of modifying the
>filesystem code to the point where DOS wouldn't be able to keep it

OK. I'm an idiot.

-=- James

PS - Please, don't send me messages about my self esteem... It's the least
of my psychological problems.