Re: [PATCH] tcp: don't require root to read tcp_metrics

From: Julian Anastasov
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 15:34:34 EST


On Wed, 30 Jul 2014, Debabrata Banerjee wrote:

> commit d23ff701643a4a725e2c7a8ba2d567d39daa29ea introduced netlink support for
> the new tcp_metrics, however it restricted getting of tcp_metrics to root user
> only. This is a change from how these values could have been fetched when in
> the old route cache. Unless there's a legitimate reason to restrict the reading
> of these values it would be better if normal users could fetch them.

Not sure how fatal is to show TCP fastopen cookies to
any user. Otherwise, I don't remember for other restrictions.


Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
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