[TUHS] v5 and v6 kernel is mode 777

Ed Carp erc at pobox.com
Mon Feb 23 15:31:11 AEST 2015

Yes - I remember those days!

BTW, ever tried running /unix from a shell prompt? :)

On 02/22/2015 12:01 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> 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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