Re: Dumping /dev/zero to the console

Drew Eckhardt (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:36:06 -0600

In message <>,
>On 18 Jul 96 at 1:19, Paul Gortmaker <>
>Is there any reason /dev/zero should be readable by normal users,

It is needed to map-in zero filled pages for the dynamic linker.

Unless everything on your system is statically linked, changing
its permissions would be a _very_ bad idea.

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