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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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