lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Nov]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] Configurable Magic Sysrq
> 
> > It's not about the kernel size but about allowing user to invoke just
> >some functions and not the other (see my other mail).
>
> That's like giving a user m$ windows without the ctrl+alt+del functionality,
> if you omit considering that either os has a different level of stability.
Yes. Some of the sysrq are considered insecure - for example OOM
kill, which was added lately, can be used to kill some process and I
could imagine security implications from cleverly killing syslogd (or
some other important process) by it. OTOH some other functionalities
are useful and safe...

> But I like the idea. Maybe a bitmask which can be set via /proc/sys/.../xxx?
And that is exactly what the patch does ;).

Honza

--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SuSE CR Labs
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:07    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans