[mpich-discuss] reading from a read only directory

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sat Nov 30 08:35:39 CST 2013

Geoffrey Irving <irving at naml.us> writes:
> It's not an issue for me personally anymore: chmod +w . is fine, and
> symlinks would also solve the problem.  The question was more about
> the motivation for the code and whether it's an issue anything thinks
> is worth fixing (or fixable at all).  That and Jed asked me several
> times to start the thread. :)

It's not intuitive and does not appear to be documented.  Reading from a
read-only directory is a reasonable thing to try and people should not
have to wait through a queue to find out that it doesn't work.
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