Please describe the problem.

I am wondering if there is an option to use the new 3-letter hash format in .git/annex/objects folder even if the file system is not crippled. The use case is that I have a git-annex repository in a Linux server that I sometimes mount with Samba, but then I can't open some locked annexed files because of the case-sensitiveness of the old 2-letter hash format.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

git-annex 8 on Linux

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Without Samba it's fine :-)