Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 01:56:34 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
In newsgroup:
> But this is not a bad reason. Allowing people to avoid running suid
> programs is a *good* reason.

In this case that is a nonsense reason, since what you're proposing
doing is to change a userspace setuid program (which, on Unix, is
functionally a privilege level between the kernel and normal userspace
code) into kernel code. Not a win.


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