Subject: misc/33092: msdos and ntfs partitions are checked for sets[ud]id files
To: None <,,>
From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/16/2006 21:50:00
>Number:         33092
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       msdos and ntfs partitions are checked for sets[ud]id files
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 16 21:50:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Aleksey Cheusov <>
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0_STABLE
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
System: NetBSD 3.0_STABLE NetBSD 3.0_STABLE (GENERIC) #2: Sun Mar 12 12:49:58 GMT 2006 cheusov@chen:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
There is no reason to check msdos and ntfs file systems
for sets[ud]id files. More over, it may be dangerous.
Because NetBSD has no fsck_ntfs, broken ntfs can be mounted,
and this may cause NetBSD to crash.
This exactly happend to me.
Index: etc/defaults/security.conf
RCS file: /cvsroot/src/etc/defaults/security.conf,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.14.2.1 security.conf
--- etc/defaults/security.conf  12 May 2005 15:59:21 -0000
+++ etc/defaults/security.conf  16 Mar 2006 21:24:32 -0000
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
-check_devices_ignore_fstypes="!local fdesc kernfs null procfs ptyfs"
+check_devices_ignore_fstypes="!local fdesc kernfs null procfs ptyfs ntfs msdos"

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.