Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Lionel Bouton (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 18:04:57 EST

Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> 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.

Reading proc files requires running kernel space code, do we have kernel
space code running with *user* priviledge now?

> This sort of thing is exactly what /proc is *for*.

Hum, "/proc" is only good for _flamewars_ on lklm ;-)


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