Re: sticky bit on devices
On Tue, 22 May 2012, "Yves-Alexis Perez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On mar., 2012-05-22 at 13:12 +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> > I've just noticed that a bunch of device nodes on my main system running
> > Unstable now have the sticky bit set.
> Google search seems to say that the question has already been asked and
> replied on debian-user
Why are some devices getting it but not others?
/dev/ttyS? get the sticky bit even though the serial port driver is linked
into the kernel and this issue is thus irrelevant (at least on amd64).
/dev/watchdog is from the softdog module which can be unloaded but it doesn't
have the sticky bit. Why is /dev/watchdog a good device to remove?
/dev/sd* device have the sticky bit set, but they are removed when the
hardware is removed (EG unplugging a USB flash device). Why is that?
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