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SubjectRe: [RFD] 'nice' attribute for executable files
Wiktor <> writes:

> Horst von Brand wrote:
>> Even better: Write a C wrapper for each affected program that just
>> renices
>> it as needed.
> I suggest to implement scalable solution, so the final user wont't
> have to write separate wrapper for *each* program. universal wrapper
> is better solution, but (now i know, that implementing something that
> can be dangerous if used incorrectly is so evil, that only the devil
> could have proposed it) it forces use of database (that normally would
> be kept in filesystem's file metadata)

A userspace solution could still use POSIX extended attributes.

> and if some-malicious-person would have accessed it in write mode
> (as result of wrong file permissions), the system performerance
> would be in danger. in my solution, there is per-file attribute,
> accessible only for root, and if hacker has root permissions,
> existence of nice attribute is meaningless.

You forgot something: this idea of yours needs to be implemented,
tested, and debugged. Those things take time, and effort, and are
still of very little value.

Måns Rullgård

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