Subject: Re: sshd and read-only filesystem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2001 17:13:59
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > | What happens to the mtime of the device?
> > That's on the read only filesystem, so that can't be touched.
> It is changed, as is /dev/console mtime changed when you type on the
> console with a read-only /dev.
> But how is it able to change the mtime??? Shouldn't this be read-only?
I suspect the metadata for /dev/console is being cached in the kernel.
If/when /dev/console is flushed from the metadata cache, it would revert
to the old mtime stored in the read-only inode.
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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