Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 02:05:34 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
In newsgroup:
> But a setuid program *will not solve my problem*.
> The person running the autoconfigurator is not and should not be doing so
> as root. Requiring the person to stop and sun sudo just so the
> autoconfigurator can proceed is exactly the sort of pointless
> obstacle we should *not* be putting in front of users!

Could you please look up what a setuid program *IS*?

[Hint: a normal user can run them, and they get temporarily elevated
privilege for the duration of that process only.]


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