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Re: Hurdish applications for persistence

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: Hurdish applications for persistence
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 11:49:49 -0400

On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 11:48 +0200, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 09:21:24PM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> > Umm, guys? Chroot() was a late bolt-on to UNIX that attempted to provide
> > a best-effort approximation to confinement in a system where it was way
> > too late to do the real thing.
> > 
> > There may be a good reason to copy a known bad quick patch when we now
> > have a better solution, but could somebody explain it to me?
> Because we want POSIX, of course.  However, in this case I would suggest a
> different solution: Provide chroot, but let it fail unless an environment
> variable or something is set...

Please let us know what you think of the Korn/Gansner approach as an
alternative. I think it's cleaner.


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