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SubjectRe: [2.6-GIT] NTFS: Release 2.1.24.
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Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:

[...]

> > 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.

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

At least chmod(1) takes /only/ octal, so 666 isn't the number of the beast,
but plain rw for everybody ;-)

I think this should be consistent with that.
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