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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] prctl: Add PR_SET_MM option description
On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Cyrill Gorcunov <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 08:52:30AM +1300, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> ...
>> >
>> > If you prefer to have it done earlier -- no problem, I'll cook
>> > a patch today instead on top of everything we've already
>> > merged into linux-next. What would you prefer?
>> It would make sense if the capability requirements were finalized
>> before 3.3 is released. Changing them after 3.3 creates (at least a
>> little) pain for userspace.
> OK. I'll update and send a patch out.

Take a look at

The two most obvious alternatives are CAP_SYS_RESOURCE and
CAP_SYS_NICE. Maybe CAP_SYS_NICE is better? I say this because of the
(slight) similarity to existing operations in the CAP_SYS_NICE list.



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
Author of "The Linux Programming Interface";

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