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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Let non-root users eject their ipods?
    On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 08:46 +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > On Mon, Dec 19 2005, john stultz wrote:
    > > All,
    > > I'm getting a little tired of my roommates not knowing how to safely
    > > eject their usb-flash disks from my system and I'd personally like it if
    > > I could avoid bringing up a root shell to eject my ipod. Sure, one could
    > > suid the eject command, but that seems just as bad as changing the
    > > permissions in the kernel (eject wouldn't be able to check if the user
    > > has read/write permissions on the device, allowing them to eject
    > > anything).
    >
    > This just came up yesterday, eject isn't opening the device RDWR hence
    > you have a permission problem with a command requiring write
    > permissions. So just fix eject, there's no need to suid eject or run it
    > as root.

    Yep, and here's the patch to do it:

    http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/attachment.cgi?id=5415

    Still, this whole issue with ALLOW_MEDIUM_REMOVAL. Would be nice if
    CDROMEJECT just did the right thing.

    --
    Ben Collins <ben.collins@ubuntu.com>
    Developer
    Ubuntu Linux

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