[TUHS] v5 and v6 kernel is mode 777

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Feb 23 06:01:38 AEST 2015

On Sun, 22 Feb 2015, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> > 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.

Didn't "ps" try and read its symbol table?  I had fun days when I booted, 
say, "/unix.new", and "ps" wouldn't sodding work...

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