[ardour-dev] Fwd: Re: [ardour-users] Invalid filename

Taybin Rutkin taybin at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 7 16:36:01 PST 2005

Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 15:12:10 -0500, Paul Davis
> <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>>i hate to say this, but i think you may be stuck with this. unless
>>somebody can suggest a character that is suitably uncommon in unix
>>filenames but is still legal on a vfat filesystem.
>>btw, vfat is a horrible filesystem for audio work, as far as i am
> Bummer about the character problem. Hope you can find an answer. I'm
> pretty much committed to VFAT as it maintains compatilbility between
> Pro Tools and Ardour. I can have a single directory structure with
> both Ardour and Pro Tools sessions in the top directory and a single
> set of audio files. Do I have another FS choice?
> I have no real performance problems with VFAT as far as I can tell,
> but I probably need to go looking a bit more for those problems if
> they exist on Linux boxes. None the less, as of today all my Ardour
> work is record on VFAT and it's been fine for me.

There was some filesystem that used to be included with linux that rode 
on top of FAT, but didn't affect it.  That could probably handle a '?'. 
  I forget its name though.  OMSFAT or something like that.


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