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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] prctl: Add PR_SET_MM option description
On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 09:07:38AM +1300, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> >>
> >> It would make sense if the capability requirements were finalized
> >> before 3.3 is released. Changing them after 3.3 creates (at least a
> >> little) pain for userspace.
> >>
> >
> > OK. I'll update and send a patch out.
>
> Take a look at http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/capabilities.7.html
>
> The two most obvious alternatives are CAP_SYS_RESOURCE and
> CAP_SYS_NICE. Maybe CAP_SYS_NICE is better? I say this because of the
> (slight) similarity to existing operations in the CAP_SYS_NICE list.
>

Well, dunno Michael, CAP_SYS_RESOURCE looks a bit metter for me since
the process is modifying own 'resources' (in term of what it owns).
Maybe Andrew or Tejun have something to say?

Cyrill


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