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From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: Jakub Wilk <jwilk@jwilk.net>
Cc: Jonny Grant <jg@jguk.org>, linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: core(5)
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2020 21:39:45 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKgNAkiqfE4WETiE4VBMGpnDM0twtB0B6pbMyuoMT5+WWrpKvw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200606183210.2tx7rjuryxrnh7d3@jwilk.net>

On Sat, 6 Jun 2020 at 20:32, Jakub Wilk <jwilk@jwilk.net> wrote:
>
> * Jonny Grant <jg@jguk.org>, 2020-06-06, 16:45:
> >>>3) Could i ask to clarify my understanding. For this "The binary
> >>>being executed by the process does not have read permission enabled."
> >>>-- is this when the binary permissions are changed after it starts
> >>>running?
> >>No, AFAICS the permission check is done when the process starts.
> >How can the process start if the binary file doesn't have read
> >permissions enabled?
>
> It's a bit weird, but the kernel doesn't mind:
>
>    $ cp /bin/ls .
>    $ chmod a-r ls
>    $ ./ls -l ls
>    --wx--x--x 1 jwilk jwilk 138856 Jun  6 20:22 ls

And from core(5):

       There are various circumstances in which a core dump file  is  not
       produced:
       ...
       *  The binary being executed by the process  does  not  have  read
          permission enabled.

So, the binary can be executed, but not read, and will not do a core
dump (since that might be readable).

Thanks,

Michael

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-06 13:18 core(5) Jonny Grant
2020-06-06 14:50 ` core(5) Jakub Wilk
2020-06-06 15:45   ` core(5) Jonny Grant
2020-06-06 18:32     ` core(5) Jakub Wilk
2020-06-06 19:39       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) [this message]
2020-06-06 21:16         ` core(5) Jonny Grant
2020-06-08 16:18           ` core(5) Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-06-08 16:06 ` core(5) Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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