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SubjectRe: 2.6.8.1 Mis-detect CRDW as CDROM
On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 01:41:33PM +0200, Marc Ballarin wrote:
> An unpatched cdrecord does not use root privileges to access devices. It
> increases its priority, locks memory and drops privileges before doing
> anything else. According to its author, cdrecord is designed for this mode
> of operation. I don't know if the same is true for growisofs and other
> tools.
> suid has no effect on the issue at hand (provided cdrecord has not
> been modified), it only serves to increase burning reliability.

I guess you are talking about some alpha version. The latest released
unpatched stable version cdrecord 2.00.3 burns ok as suid-root even with
this kind of device access rights:

brw------- 1 root root 22, 0 Jun 9 2002 /dev/hdc
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