Nothing like Getright? (was Re: kernel -2.4.10/11 and vfat)

Simon Geard delgarde at
Fri Oct 12 04:31:54 PDT 2001

On Friday 12 October 2001 13:46, J.A. Neitzel wrote:

> mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
> /dev/fd0 on /mnt/floppy type vfat (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=jan)
> It's mounted with "noexec", but `ls -l' gives me:
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 jan      jan         <size> <date> <filename>
> for every file. Now, it didn't do that the last time I mounted a
> vfat filesystem with those mount options... Hmmm, that was with a
> 2.2.18 kernel. This is with a 2.4.10 kernel. Do I see "BUG"???

According to the mount manpage, the noexec option simply stops binaries from 
being executed. It doesn't say anything about changing the permissions on 

For what it's worth, I've had this situation - vfat files having exec 
permissons - on every single Linux installation I've done. That includes most 
Redhat versions since 5.0, several versions of Mandrake, and various LFS 
builds. Certainly, it's nothing unusual about this kernel version.

If you really want it fixed, play around with some of the permissions options 
in the 'mount' manpage.

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