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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Configurable Magic Sysrq

    > > > I know about a few people who would like to use some functionality of
    > > > the Magic Sysrq but don't want to enable all the functions it provides.
    > >
    > > That's a new one. Can you tell us more about why people want to do such a
    > > thing?
    > For example in a computer lab at the university the admin don't want
    > to allow users to Umount/Kill (mainly to make it harder for users to
    > screw up the computer) but wants to allow SAK/Unraw.

    In that particular computer lab, admin is *****, and paranoid one,
    too. He's more worried about security that functionality, and then you
    find suid bash in /tmp and learn that root password is name of the
    laboratory, with first character uppercased. Heh.

    BTW interesting things can be done with sak alone. (It is bye-bye
    vlock -a, right?). Changing console log-level and info-prints could
    lead to user seeing some info he's not allowed to see [perhaps part of
    some password are in the registers because they are now memcopied?],
    but I agree allowing that is probably okay.

    People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
    ...jr ghea gurz vagb qrirybcref, naq gurl frrz gb yvxr vg gung jnl!
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