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Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 22:36:20 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: [owl-dev] procfs mount options

On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 23:11 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Indeed, we could set some of these perms with chmod post-mount, but as
> discussed this has drawbacks.  So ideally our preferred configuration
> (which will be the default on Owl) should be achievable with mount
> options alone.

What if implement mode=XXX option to alter root directory permissions
only, like tmpfs?  Then all non-pid files may be chmod'ed without any
race due to distro-specific policy and then "chmod a+rx /proc" to allow
nonroot users to see procfs files.


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