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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
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Followup to:  <20020102172448.A18153@thyrsus.com>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> But you're thinking like a developer, not a user. The right question
> is which approach requires the lowest level of *user* privilege to get
> the job done. Comparing world-readable /proc files versus a setuid app,
> the answer is obvious. This sort of thing is exactly what /proc is *for*.
>

BULLSHIT. The user privilege level is identical in either case (no
special privilege needed.)

The setuid app is a lower privilege level than the kernel code you're
proposing adding. Not just is it bloat, it's actually a deterioration
in the overall security of the system.

-hpa
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