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SubjectRe: 2.4.11: mount flag noexec still broken for VFAT partition
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 06:10:15PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <>
> By author: Marko Kreen <>
> In newsgroup:
> >
> > Um. 'noexec' does not touch flags, it only disallows exec'ing
> > on particular mountpoint.
> >
> It does on FAT filesystems (except UMSDOS), since they don't have real
> flags. Files and directories have syntesized attributes of
> (0777 & ~umask); noexec is supposed to modify that to (0666 & ~umask)
> for files but not directories.
> That has been the Linux behaviour since the 0.x days.

Eh. Seems my brain has managed to filter that out thus far.
Probably as "uninteresting" is the only thing I can say :)

What is interesting is that in current vfat I can toggle
+x bit on and off with chmod. So it seems like VFS does
not consult with fs anymore about bits. But you know
that already.

Oh well...


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