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SubjectRe: [2.6-GIT] NTFS: Release 2.1.24.
On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:18:01 +0100 (BST), Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > > This is the next NTFS update containing a ton of bug fixes several of
> > > which fix bugs people actually hit in the big bad world...
> > >
> > > Please apply. Thanks!
> > >
> > > I am sending the changesets as actual patches generated using git
> > > format-patch for non-git users in follow up emails (in reply to this one).
> >
> > BTW Anton, while looking for the best permission masks to be used when
> > mounting my NTFS paritions, I spotted what I think is a bug, or at
> > least an inconsistency between the way all fs drivers I use handle
> > umasks & friends, and the way NTFS does it. Basically, all the other
> > fs drivers take an octal representation of the masks. NTFS, instead,
> > seems to use _decimal_
> NTFS takes any. It is happy with octal, decimal, and hex. The ntfs
> driver uses linux/lib/vsprintf.c::simple_strtoul() with a zero base which
> autodetects which base to use so if you use umask=0222 it will take this
> as octal and if you use umask=222 it will take this as decimal and if you
> use 0x222 it will take this as decimal.
^^^^^^^ hexadecimal

> I do not see what is wrong with that. It behaves exactly like I would
> expect it to. Maybe I have strange expectations? (-;

Best regards,

Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
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