[TUHS] v5 and v6 kernel is mode 777

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Feb 23 05:50:31 AEST 2015

    > From: Mark Longridge

    > There's no reason for it to be mode 777 is there?

Not that I know of. Once UNIX has booted, it has no use for 'unix' (or
whatever file it booted from), and the boot loader doesn't even read the mode.

I think I habitually set mine to 644. (The 'execute' bits are, of course,


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