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SubjectRe: noexec-flag does not work in Linux 2.4.10-pre10
On Sep 20, 2001  20:05 +0200, Peter Bornemann wrote:
> It seems that the noexec in fstab no longer works. Is this
> intentional?
> In fstab I have the following line:
> /dev/hda1 /dosc vfat codepage=850,umask=000,noexec 0 0
> A ls -l in /dosc shows:
> -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 267657216 Jun 28 22:34 win386.swp
> The same case with iso9660:
> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 24 2000 s3cd1.dat
> However umask=111 is still working. I don't know exactly when this
> happened, but it was hot there in earlier 2.4 kernels.

Are you sure this is actually a problem? Can you really exec these
files, or is it just a matter of the flag? Some changes were made
to mount flags by Al Viro. If you really want the flags gone, you
should use a different umask (e.g. umask=111). The noexec flag
means (for filesystems that actually have permissions) that _even if_
the "x" bit is set, it cannot be executed.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?" -- Dogbert

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