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SubjectRe: [patch] My AMD IDE driver, v2.7
Hi!

> >>Under more restricted domains, root cannot bit-bang the interface.
> >>s/CAP_SYS_RAWIO/CAP_DEVICE_CMD/ for the raw cmd ioctl interface. Have
> >>
> >
> >Nobody uses capabilities these days, right?
>
> Actually, the NSA and HP secure linux products do, at the very least.
> And there is some ELF capabilities project out there IIRC, but I dunno
> if anybody's using it.

I did ELF capabilities ;-). And no, I do not think I had many users.

> commands. With the proper sequencing, you can even do power management
> of the drives in userspace. You don't want to do system suspend/resume
> that way, but you can certainly have a userspace policy daemon running,
> that powers-down and powers-up the drives, etc.

See noflushd, Hdparm is able to powersave disks well, already, and it
was in 2.2.X, too.
Pavel
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