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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] towards a /proc-less user space
    On Wed, 8 Mar 2000 16:24:01 -0700, 
    Erik Andersen <> 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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