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

From: Roman Zippel
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 08:28:51 EST


On Thu, 22 May 2008, Miklos Szeredi wrote:

> > 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
> working?

As I said to allow lookup on files.

bye, Roman
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at