Subject: Re: NetBSD and devfs
To: David Laight <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-security
Date: 08/28/2004 14:15:38
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 07:48:20 +0000, Pavel Cahyna wrote:

> It seems somebody already did something like a piece of devfs - see
> /kern/rootdev and /kern/rrootdev . And apparently without caring about
> local permission changes.

To correct myself: actually /kern/*rootdev is not like a piece of
devfs and it automatically follows any permission changes to the
"real" device nodes in /dev . So my worries about security were unfounded.
Sorry for the noise.