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SubjectRe: access() says EROFS even for device files if /dev is mounted RO
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 03:04:31PM +0100, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> > Ok, so if you read the standard carefully you get a bogus result.
> Why bogus? Things could have been otherwise, but the important
> part is that all Unices do things the same way.

Yes, and I think you'll have difficulty, Andries, finding
any other Unices which interpret the standard as you and
Linux do: Solaris, HP-UX, UnixWare and OpenServer all allow
writing to a device node (or FIFO) on read-only filesystem.


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