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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.


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