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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
    Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on
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