Nothing like Getright? (was Re: kernel -2.4.10/11 and vfat)

Bryan K. Lawrence krystopher at mail.com
Fri Oct 12 17:38:56 PDT 2001


Matthias Benkmann wrote:

> On 12 Oct 2001, at 10:39, jerry wrote:
> 
>> I do not think that fat or vfat has the concept of permission bits so the
>> fs is probably just saving  you some trouble if you have created or
>> copied an elf file to a vfat partition. Bash will then at least try to
>> execute and let the kernel decide if it is really executable. jpd --
>> Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org and put
>> 'unsubscribe blfs-support' in the subject header of the message
> 
> 
> And I think it's necessary because of the directories. IIRC I once set the
> permissions parameter to not include the x bit and this prevented normal
> users from entering directories on fat media.
> 
> MSB

What ever happened to UMSDOS?  That file system that went over fat and used 
text files to handle permission, etc.  Did this go the way of the dodo, or 
is it cimply a different beast?  Would it not provide the best of both 
worlds?  Maybe a re-invention is in order?

Krys
-- 
Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org
and put 'unsubscribe blfs-support' in the subject header of the message



More information about the blfs-support mailing list