Subject: Re: kern/3787: adosfs interprets execute protection on directories as S_IX*
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/24/1997 17:57:35
	Maybe make it a mount time option?


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On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Michael van Elst wrote:
> : 	adosfs translates AmigaOS protection flags into UNIX mode bits.
> : 	and PROTECTION_EXECUTE becomes S_IXUSR (and similar for group
> : 	and other permissions).
> : 	For files this is a correct interpretation of semantics, however for
> : 	directories this is not true. AmigaOS ignores the PROTECTION_EXECUTE
> : 	bit on directories completely. There is no difference between a
> : 	readable directory and an accessible directory as in UNIX.
> : 	As a result a directory without PROTECTION_EXECUTE can be used under
> : 	AmigaOS but not under NetBSD.
> I'm not so sure this should be forced (directories +x).  There are a couple
> filesystem patches I have sitting around that add access privilege to
> directories, as well as a third-party addition to MultiUserFileSystem.
> I vote this stays as is.  chmod +x the directory if you want to access it ;)
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