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SubjectRe: [PATCH] towards a /proc-less user space
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On Wed, 8 Mar 2000 16:24:01 -0700, 
Erik Andersen <andersen@xmission.com> wrote:
>I just downloaded the source to modutils-2.1.121,
>modutils-2.2.2-pre8, and modutils-2.3.9 and every
>one of them has:
>
> open("/proc/modules", O_RDONLY)
>
>in insmod/lsmod.c along with the comment
>
> /* We've got no other option but to read /proc. */

For root users, lsmod uses query_module. For non root users, it reads
/proc/modules. No idea why it was coded that way, sys_query_module can
be used by anybody. Looks like a mistake, other module syscalls are
root only but query_module is generally available.


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