Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 17:24:48 EST

Alan Cox <>:
> So you want the lowest possible priviledge level. Because if so thats
> setuid app not kernel space. Arguing about the same code in either kernel
> space verus setuid app space is garbage.

But you're thinking like a developer, not a user. The right question
is which approach requires the lowest level of *user* privilege to get
the job done. Comparing world-readable /proc files versus a setuid app,
the answer is obvious. This sort of thing is exactly what /proc is *for*.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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