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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtrr: s/suser/capable/
On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 12:11:31PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > These cases in mtrr.c are clearly CAP_SYS_RAWIO.
> > >
> > > Clearly? How do MTRR changes relate to rawio ?
> >
> > RAWIO is about hardware level access not Stephens O_DIRECT stuff
>
> So why is /proc/kcore access SYS_RAWIO then ?

because via /proc/kcore you can access hardware (with Kanoj's recent patch
i.e.)

>
> And why is nvram access not SYS_RAWIO ?

because it's a bug. I see it uses CAP_SYS_ADMIN but it should really use
CAP_SYS_RAWIO.

Regards,
Tigran

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