Re: Multicast netlink for non-root process

Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 16:40:45 EST


> One potential reason is that some of the message may contain
> data that is root only. But this should be handled with a finer
> granularity.

Exactly. Taking into account that it is not handled with a finer granularity,
it is restricted in a facsict manner.

> netlink message to specify root only delivery (by the way of
> netlink_broadcast()). In all cases, the data producer is the one that
> knows what data is sensitive or not.

Some time ago, patch doing something sort of this was discussed
on netdev or here. Unfortunately, it was forgotten. So, we still have
the thing which we have.

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