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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
Followup to:  <>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
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> Matthew Kirkwood <>:
> > > The underlying problem is that dmidecode needs access to kmem, and I
> > > can't assume that the person running my configurator will be root.
> >
> > But you can "su -c" (also sudo, I suppose). If that person
> > doesn't have root, then building a kernel isn't going to do
> > them much good.
> We've been over this already. No, the configurator user should *not* have
> to su at any point before actual kernel installation. Bad practice,
> no doughnut.

We have also been over the fact that dmidecode, if written
appropriately, could be setuid, or call a "dmicat" setuid program.
This is a dmidecode implementation detail.

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