@314 opinion: /bin/false should be an executable broken symlink
@314 sure, the executable bit is a property of the dirent, not the inode. Though now that I think of it I'm not sure how much of a symlink is in the directory and how much is in the node heap
man 7 inode
or just hexdump your filesystem and see it for yourself.
Or chmod -r all files in a directory, try running ls, and observe what it spits out when stat(3p) fails.
@tedu yeah, haven't actually checked how the path is stored but what you describe sounds very reasonable
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