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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cramfs is ro only, so honour this in inode->mode


On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Ingo Oeser wrote:

> Then we might need W bits, but currently they disturb things like
> "test" and the perl equivalent, which is quite annoying and
> complexifies code. (Yes, I'm selfish too ;-))

Huh??? Consider write-protected floppy. What, you mean that it also
should magically change mode of everything? Ditto for any fs mounted r/o.

If program considers these bits of st_mode as indication of ability
to write into file - program is buggy and should be fixed. Regardless
of cramfs.

> See what Linus and Al think about this.

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