Re: [patch 06/14] hfsplus: remove hfsplus_permission()

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 08:17:59 EST

> That check didn't used to be there and that the HFS+ check is older than
> that might have given you the idea that it at least used to work.
> So now the only way for a fs to differentiate between lookup and exec is
> gone... :-(

That check was added quite some time ago:

commit a343bb7750e6a098909c34f5c5dfddbc4fa40053
Author: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue Aug 22 20:06:03 2006 -0400

VFS: Fix access("file", X_OK) in the presence of ACLs

Also it sounds just plain wrong to allow execution without an x bit.
It could cause nasty surprises at least. What was the intended
purpose of that code, and why did nobody notice when it stopped

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