[iyonix-support] Re: Bugs in SCSIFS?

  • From: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:14:20 +0200

In message <6e2a93f54e.davehigton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Dave Higton <davehigton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've been looking a lot recently at some flash drives.  I've
> noticed two errors today in directory entries generated by

SCSIFS does not generate any directories. It just handles block-level 
transfer to/from the drive. Directories are created by the filing 
system that handles the format of the drive - DOSFS in this case since 
this is about FAT formatted devices.

> 1) The .. entry has a cluster number of 0.  This means it
> doesn't link back to its parent - which is the sole purpose
> of the dotdot entry.

> 2) On a FAT16-formatted drive, when I created a new directory,
> the top 2 bits of the cluster number weren't zero.  This is
> of course illegal for FAT16.

It might be a good idea to create a bug entry at riscosopen.org.

Martin Wuerthner           MW Software          lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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