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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
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Followup to:  <20020102174824.A21408@thyrsus.com>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> But a setuid program *will not solve my problem*.
>
> The person running the autoconfigurator is not and should not be doing so
> as root. Requiring the person to stop and sun sudo just so the
> autoconfigurator can proceed is exactly the sort of pointless
> obstacle we should *not* be putting in front of users!
>

Could you please look up what a setuid program *IS*?

[Hint: a normal user can run them, and they get temporarily elevated
privilege for the duration of that process only.]

-hpa
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