Subject: Re: PROT_EXEC mappings of vnodes -> VTEXT
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/30/2001 07:15:09
On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 10:06:57AM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I would like to point out that were my suggestion of only allowing
> mappings of files *with execute permission* to be set PROT_EXEC
> implemented, this problem (user can make file read-only by mapping
> it PROT_EXEC) would not exist.
Yes, we know, but unfortunately our world would break in other
spectacular ways since we would be the only Unix system to enforce
such a rule.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>