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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtrr: s/suser/capable/
    On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:

    > > > Clearly? How do MTRR changes relate to rawio ?
    > >
    > > RAWIO is about hardware level access not Stephens O_DIRECT stuff
    > So why is /proc/kcore access SYS_RAWIO then ?

    I kind of overloaded CAP_SYS_RAWIO to restrict access to bits
    of arbitrary memory. Maybe this one should require CAP_PTRACE
    and CAP_DAC_OVERRIDE instead.

    > And why is nvram access not SYS_RAWIO ?

    What level of interface does it offer? If it's a simple read/
    write, then it's no more RAWIO than /dev/hda.

    Once upon a time I had a big patch which caught a lot of these
    things (funny devices, device setup ioctl()s, etc) but nobody
    seemed interested in it. Really, I think that set of available
    capabilities needs refactoring.


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