Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 01:58:09 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
In newsgroup:
> 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*.

BULLSHIT. The user privilege level is identical in either case (no
special privilege needed.)

The setuid app is a lower privilege level than the kernel code you're
proposing adding. Not just is it bloat, it's actually a deterioration
in the overall security of the system.


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