A question to the collective:
I have RTP 6.1.0A installed on a machine that has MS Windows 98
underneath (i.e. the drive is really FAT32).
I noticed that I could not create files in /tmp/ with filenames
that are longer than 48 characters. A bit of research into the
Filesystems page of the helpviewer shows that filenames for dos
type partitions are 255 characters, but qnx4 filesystems are
limited to 48 characters. An excerpt from the mount command
Files/qnx/boot/fs/root.qfs on / type qnx4
So / (and /tmp) are really mounted as qnx4 type filesystems–that
explains where the 48 character limit came in.
Now for the question: Why did QNX choose to use qnx4 as the native
file system for this type of installation? Why not just use fs-dos
or one of the other file system types that allows considerably
more flexibility with respect to filename lengths?
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