Re: [PATCH] [request for inclusion] Realtime LSM

From: Jack O'Quin
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 00:31:44 EST

Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Matt Mackall <mpm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I think Chris Wright's last rlimit patch is more sensible and ready to
>> go.
> I must say that I like rlimits - very straightforward, although somewhat
> awkward to use from userspace due to shortsighted shell design.
> Does anyone have serious objections to this approach?

1. is likely to introduce multiuser system security holes like the one
created recently when the mlock() rlimits bug was fixed (DoS attacks)

2. requires updates to all the shells

3. forces Windows and Mac musicians to learn and understand PAM

4. is undocumented and has never been tested in any real music studios

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