Re: PATCH/FIX for drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c

From: Bodo Eggert
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 08:32:41 EST

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 14:27 +0200, Bodo Eggert wrote:

> > This will, however, not prevent other users from maliciously destroying the
> > CD by not using O_EXCL.
> if the user wants to destroy his own burning cd... then why is it the
> kernels job to stop him?

It's user a destroying the CD of user b (e.g. because he erroneously
believes his CD with the plain tar archive is in the burner, or because
he's simply malicious).
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