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SubjectRe: Capabilities done right [diff against 2.3.1]
On Mon, May 17, 1999 at 09:53:41AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> With ELF notes, there's not a way in hell I do that without compiling up
> my own program. That may be acceptable to engineers, but it sure as hell
> doesn't make sense, and it sure isn't very friendly.

Not to be construed with defending the scheme too much, cause
I'm not sure I like it, but ...

It is quite possible to write a tool to diddle the notes in an
existing executable. The PT_NOTE is not a loaded header, and so
can be put space available anywhere in the image.


r~

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