Re: all files are executable in vfat

Alexander Viro (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:31:56 -0400 (EDT)

On 25 Sep 2001, Trond Myklebust wrote:

> >>>>> " " == Alexander Viro <> writes:
> > OK, let me put it that way: we need to turn stat() into method
> > call rather than blind access to inode fields. Then all these
> > problems will be very easy to deal with.
> Yes *please*! Finally we could introduce proper support for 64-bit
> inode numbers too!

Right. As soon as userland is audited for places where it uses int
for storing inode numbers - just a couple of months after MS fixes
all security holes in their software. By then we'll need 128bit time_t,

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