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    SubjectRe: Capabilities done right [diff against 2.3.1]
    In article <>,
    Pavel Machek <> wrote:
    >> > Next try with capabilities, this time against 2.3.1. Patch is completely
    >> > safe and should significantly enhance system security. It is completely
    >> > backward compatible: ie. no semantics change. Capabilities are
    >> > implemented using elf notes (and this version parses notes correctly).
    >> > Software exists for adding capabilities at runtime, so you don't even
    >> > require a recompile.
    >> I'm not entirely convinced. The thing with ELF notes is that they only
    >> work with ELF. That may sound obvious, and it is, but it makes me wonder
    >> whether it's the right way at all.
    >Only other executables are a.out (nobody uses them these days)


    david parsons \bi/ Mastodon Linux: all a.out, all the time.

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