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Re: setuid root programs in hurd dist

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: setuid root programs in hurd dist
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 16:15:32 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> Roland McGrath <roland@frob.com> writes:
> > ids -- Does pid2task to query arbitrary processes auth ports.
> >        Seems like a questionable need.  If that info should be public,
> >        we could just have the proc server publish the id lists it got
> >        in its auth transactions (which it doesn't save now).
> > ps  -- Needs task ports to query some kinds of info.
> > w   -- I'm not sure that it really needs it.
> For all of these, I think the right thing is to extend the proc
> server.  The point of proc_getprocinfo is to provide "whatever ps
> needs".

vmstat, and pptop need to be suid'd to be get the pager information.

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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