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    SubjectRe: TO HELL WITH IT THEN......(re: disk-destroyer.c)
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    > To carry on the networking metaphor, imagine writing an app that tries to
    > write() on a unconnected socket, and when you ran it as root it
    > would cause your kernel to panick. Fixing this would not be considered an
    > "added layer of protection against broken apps", it would be considered a
    > bug fix. This is only different in that the interface is used less often,
    > and misuse can cause more damage.
    >

    ahh, but you're fixing the end product (the kernel), so according to your
    comparison, you should fix the disk drive and the power it gives.

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    > Andre, do you have any idea how much space this will take up in the
    > kernel? I have no idea how advanced the heuristics will have to be...
    >
    > > What it does not do is provide protection against malicious destruction of
    > > a disk. To destroy the disk you need root before the patch and root after
    > > the patch and that is it. The recent proliferation of rather complex
    > > exploits of holes in programs shows that even problems that are hard to
    > > exploit will be exploited. Using direct io to destroy the
    > > bios/disk/whatnot with direct io is not beyond their reach I suspect.
    >
    > Yes, I totally agree
    >
    > Later,
    > Ryan
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