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SubjectRe: K3b and 2.6.9?


On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Frank Steiner wrote:

> Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > Ehh.. This seems to imply that K3b opens the device for _reading_ when it
> > wants to burn a CD-ROM.
>
> It seems that this problem is not K3B-only:

Yes. I suspect that these projects have at least looked at each other, so
it's probably a problem that has its basis in cdrecord or some "original"
program.

And yes, opening for reading used to work. After all, you didn't need a
"write()" system call, and the ioctl functions didn't use to check. It's a
potential security problem, and one that 2.6.8 fixed, and I don't think
we're willing to go back to the old setup.

And trust me - I absolutely _hate_ breaking user-level programs. I'd love
to unbreak it from the kernel, but in this case I don't see any
alternatives, really.

Linus
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