Bug 583554

Summary: [FEAT] mknod-mode command is needed to set mode explicitly
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Yufang Zhang <yuzhang>
Component: libguestfsAssignee: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
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Description Yufang Zhang 2010-04-19 05:34:58 UTC
Description of problem:
Currently, mode is affected by umask when we create a new device file via mknod(mknod-b, mknod-c or mkfifo). Thus the mode we set in mknod is not the real mode of the device file. So we need a mknod-mode command, by which the mode we set is not affected by umask. 

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major: 1
minor: 0
release: 85

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Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-19 19:57:04 UTC
I've decided not to do this.  The reason is that 'mknod-mode' would
be needlessly inconsistent with 'mkdir-mode'.  The latter is affected
by umask.

However, I have updated the documentation to note the effects of
umask and how to avoid them:


Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2010-04-20 19:11:55 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-04-20 22:25:24 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-04-21 12:42:14 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.fc12.6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-05-21 00:31:06 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.3-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.