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SubjectRe: Anomalous results from access(2)
On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 03:18:09PM -0700, David S. wrote:

> [1.] Anomalous results from access(2)
>
> [2.] When by root run against files in the ext2 file system, access(2)
> reports non-executable files as executable. For a non-privileged
> user, access(2) reports non-executable files as non-executable.

All is entirely according to specs. I added the sentence

If the process has appropriate privileges, an implementa-
tion may indicate success for X_OK even if none of the
execute file permission bits are set.

to access.2.

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