Subject: Re: newfs/newlfs/newfs_msdos (was Re: Some LFS troubles)
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/14/1999 12:00:26
"Brian C. Grayson" writes:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 1999 at 09:57:01AM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> > "Brian C. Grayson" writes:
> > > My point was, if we allowed dump
> > > to use a generic filesystem traversal framework (like fts, but
> > > also for unmounted filesystems) and did a clean job of it,
> > > ...
> > The main problem with this is that how do you allow people in group
> > operator to dump the disk in this situation? Currently they have
> > read access on the disk device.
>   I must be missing something here!  I wrote code to provide
> pseudo-fts-like capabilities via the disk device.  Thus, if you
> have read access to the device, you can dump any or all of the
> disk, regardless of whether or not it is mounted.

Ahh. Well, that should work then. (Next time I'll read your statements
a little more closely ;-)