Subject: Re: Odd behavior mounting FAT32 partitions
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/09/2004 09:59:33
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On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 07:52:30PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > I am having some odd behaviors with mounting FAT32 partitions.  The
> > timestamp on the mount point changed to "Dec 31 1979" and the
> > permissions changed to "d-------w-"
> Normally, when you mount something, the attributes (mode bits,
> timestamp, etc) of the mounted-on object are hidden, replaced by the
> attributes of the root of the mounted filesystem.
> The real question here is why your FAT32 filesystem has a root
> directory with a mode that maps to 002 and a timestamp in 1979, and the
> only way that can be a NetBSD question is if the problem is in the
> NetBSD code that maps FAT32 attributes to NetBSD attributes.

This looks like a known bug fixed in the past few months.  I can't
recall the PR number offhand, but you should find it easily enough
with a simple PR search.  It had to do with a size change and ordering
of arguments in mount structures.


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