Re: 2.4.11: mount flag noexec still broken for VFAT partition

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 20:10:15 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Marko Kreen <>
In newsgroup:
> Um. 'noexec' does not touch flags, it only disallows exec'ing
> on particular mountpoint.

It does on FAT filesystems (except UMSDOS), since they don't have real
flags. Files and directories have syntesized attributes of
(0777 & ~umask); noexec is supposed to modify that to (0666 & ~umask)
for files but not directories.

That has been the Linux behaviour since the 0.x days.


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