Re: replacing X Window System !

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 11:03:59 EST

On Mer, 2006-05-17 at 16:53 +0200, linux cbon wrote:
> We dont need 2 kernels like today.
> All "dangerous code" should be in kernel.

The kernel is even more privileged than the X server so putting
dangerous code there is counterproductive. Security comes about through
intelligent design decisions, compartmentalisation, isolation of
security critical code segments and the like. If you merely put shit in
a different bucket you still have a bad smell.

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