Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: John Cavan (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 13:11:25 EST

On Thu, 26 Apr 2001 wrote:
> you're right, we could do it in more than one way. like copying
> with mcopy without mounting a fat disk. the question is where to put it.
> why we do it is an important thing.
> taking place as a clueless user, i think i should be able to do anything.
> i'd be happy to accept proof that multi-user is a solution for
> clueless user, not because it's proven on servers. but because it is
> a solution by definition.

I think you have it backwards here, given that Linux works one way and you
want it to work another. Basically, I would suggest that it is up to you
to prove that multi-user is NOT a solution for "clueless" user, especially
given that there have been a number of suggestions on how to do it without
changing the kernel or even changing software.

If you can't prove the case, I rather suspect that your patch won't make
it. Don't feel bad though, I've yet to get one through either. :o)


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