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    SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
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    On Sul, 2004-08-22 at 17:33, Christer Weinigel wrote:
    > /me keeping to the bad habit of following up to myself
    >
    > Regarding the current 2.6.8 kernel, wouldn't it be a better idea to
    > move the CAP_SYS_RAWIO check to open time instead of when the ioctl is
    > called? This would require a new flag somewhere in the file structure
    > I suppose, e.g. file->f_mode & FMODE_RAWIO.

    This leads to all sorts of bugs where descriptors owned by one process
    are given to another less priviledged one. In the networking world
    similar logic led to holes because rsh for example gave root opened fd's
    to users.

    Alan

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