Subject: stat on mounted dirs
To: None <>
From: G C Wing <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/1994 00:38:03
 What's the deal here? Say I have a base dir
d---------  2 root   wheel 512 Sep  2 12:21 /home
 then mount /home on top, with the mounted /home say
drwxr-xr-x 20 mason  user  512 Oct  9 16:26 /home
 It'll use the permission of the mounted dir for accessing all of the dir
 entries except ``..'' where it uses the permission of the underlying dir.
 So why does stat ``/home/..'' use the permissions of the underlying 
 ``/home'' entry and need it to be accessible for a successful stat?
Mason [G.C.W]     Hurt...Agony...Pain...LOVE-IT