Bug 50589 - mount doesn't honor "mode" option
mount doesn't honor "mode" option
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-08-01 09:31 EDT by edgester
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-05 04:37:15 EST
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Description edgester 2001-08-01 09:31:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
Redhat 7.0/7.1  in mount versions: 2.10r-5 and 2.11b-3 repectively, mount
doesn't honor the mode option. however, it does honor the umask option.
either the mode option needs to be fixed, or removed from the command and
man pages.
Tested in Redhat 7.0/7.1 with the mount versions specified.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount /dev/fd0 -o mode=111 /mnt/floppy

Actual Results:  tried with vfat disks only. ls -l /mnt/floppy shows all
files have mode 755  no matter what mode is specified.

Additional info:

workaround, use the umask option for mount.
this problem is also present in autofs. but i suspect that fixing mount
would fix autofs.
Comment 1 Habig, Alec 2001-12-02 13:45:37 EST
Still here with RH 7.2's mount-2.11g-5 package.
Comment 2 Christopher Holmes 2002-03-01 16:57:47 EST
*** Bug 60548 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2002-04-15 11:33:06 EDT
The current man page mentions nothing about the mode= option for fat/vfat
filesystems. Seems fixed.

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