Re: [PATCH] User chroot

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 20:40:36 EST

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Paul Menage wrote:

> But only root can set this up, since you currently have to be root in
> order to chroot(). The (only) advantage of the user chroot() patch would
> be that users would be able to do the same thing without root
> intervention.

You need to be root to do mknod. You need to do mknod to create /dev/zero.
You need /dev/zero to get anywhere near the normal behaviour of the system.

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