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Re: kern/45113: invalid mknod(2) call succeeds

The following reply was made to PR kern/45113; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/45113: invalid mknod(2) call succeeds
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 00:43:36 +0000

 On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:25:02AM +0000, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
  >>  At least for ffs this is not an error.  Mode S_IFMT (all one) is used for
  >>  bad sector management -- see sbin/badsect/badsect.c line 187 for example.
  > Thanks for clarification. I do not know much about file systems -- maybe
  > dholland@ could comment?
 Blah, that's gross. Can we insert something into stat.h to alert
 people to this behavior so it doesn't get broken by accident?
 David A. Holland

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