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SubjectRe: access() says EROFS even for device files if /dev is mounted RO
On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Considering your previous workplace... How does official SVR{4,5} behave?
> Under SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 you can happily write to devices in a readonly
> mounted (vxfs) filesystem. You can also happily access(W_OK) them. Just
> tried, right now (ok, it should have been obvious from the src but I trust
> my hands more than my eyes :)

just for the benefit of linux-kernel listeners who may be unaware of what
SVR5 is, which Al mentioned. SCO UnixWare 7.x _is_ the official SVR5 or as
it is called in the boot message "System V Release 5 from SCO".


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