Subject: Re: mounting problem?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Don Lewis <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/08/1995 16:14:54
On Mar 8,  7:42am, Brian Buhrow wrote:
} Subject: Re: mounting problem?
} 	When the file system is unmounted, the mount point has permissions
} 700.  Some how, when the new file system gets mounted, the underlying
} permissions get used.  Don't worry, I'm told this is a BSD tradition and
} one that has existed for a long time.

Sounds like a wart to me.  It's pretty widespread, too.  SunOS does the
same thing.  Is there any particularly good reason that the kernal's
ideas of the permissions of the mount point differ from those returned
by stat()?

			---  Truck