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Re: misc/42237: /dev/null permission issues

The following reply was made to PR misc/42237; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Lucio Albornoz <>
Subject: Re: misc/42237: /dev/null permission issues
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 00:39:38 +0100

 On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 02:10:01PM +0000, wrote:
 > There are strange issues with /dev/null access permissions in a
 > fresh installation of NetBSD [ ... ]. First, these (permissions)
 > are nowhere near persistent [ ... ] Moreover, strange things
 > (appear to?) happen: it looks like /dev/null permissions are
 > being changed along the way (one day I found /dev/null it belonging
 > to my primary group rather than to wheel, and I was nowhere near
 > to claiming such kind authority over it :-) ).
 Same issue as <>
 This process can check if this value is zero, and if it is, it does
 something child-like.
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