Re: calling ext2fs function

From: Gabriel Benhanokh (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 13:51:05 EST

> You realize that this is a security violation - a user could now allocate
> chunks of disk in the hopes of capturing something interesting. If tmp is
> of the root file system, then passwords may be exposed for example. This
is NOT
> a good idea.

this service won't be avialable to users, only to process with special

and if you see this as a security violation, than the whole uNIX security
model should be abendon since process with root permissions can read any
file or memory area.


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