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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KERN_SETUID_DUMPABLE in /proc/sys/fs/
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On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 14:56 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Kurt Garloff <garloff@suse.de> wrote:
> >
> > Diffing in sysctl.c is tricky, using more context is recommended.
> > suid_dumpable ended up in fs/ instead of kernel/ and the reason
> > is likely a patch with too little context.
>
> It's been in kernel/ since 2.6.13. What will break if we move it?
>
> This is security-related. If we move it we risk unsecuring people's
> machines...

only a very little bit since the default value is "secure", the option
is to make it "insecure"...
but yeah by this time we should just bite the bullet and rename the
variable rather than move it about


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