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SubjectRe: [PATCH] devfs and symlinks--2.3.48
Jamie Lokier writes:
> Richard Gooch wrote:
> > If a programme depends on the write bit of a symlink, it's broken. In
> > this case, you may say it doesn't matter, but it makes me think that
> > the programme is probably broken in other ways. If I leave devfs as it
> > is, it forces someone to look at the buggy programme, which increases
> > the chance that it will receive a mini-audit, something it is clearly
> > in need of.
>
> "The door was open so by burgling their house and stealing their hi-fi
> it forces someone to close the door in future, something they clearly
> needed to do in the first place".
>
> That's a good idea. Why don't we read 9 bits from /dev/urandom and
> store them in the ext2 symlink mode?

Go ahead and code up a patch and send it to Linus. It has my blessing.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca

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