Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Mike Castle (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 17:53:29 EST

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:24:48PM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> 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*.

What's wrong with a startup routine that includes something like:

dmidecode > /var/run/dmi


     Mike Castle
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc
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