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    SubjectOdd symlink behaviour?
    Vanilla kernel 2.6.6.  / is ext3, /dev is on /

    I noticed when I created a symlink, the perms were not 777 like I would have
    expected. See below.

    [root@vegeta:/dev] v cdrom
    ls: cdrom: No such file or directory
    [root@vegeta:/dev] ln -s scd0 cdrom
    [root@vegeta:/dev] v cdrom
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4 May 25 20:13 cdrom -> scd0
    [root@vegeta:/dev] umask 0
    [root@vegeta:/dev] ln -sf scd0 cdrom
    [root@vegeta:/dev] v cdrom
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 May 25 20:13 cdrom -> scd0
    [root@vegeta:/dev] umask 022
    [root@vegeta:/dev] uname -r
    [root@vegeta:/dev] ln --version
    ln (coreutils) 5.0.91

    I have another filesystem which is reiserfs; It doesn't exibit this problem.

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