Re: POSIX capabilities patch
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <20031115163401.GA2483@wonderland.linux.it>,
> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
> >On Nov 15, Junichi Uekawa <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Sorry: http://www.linux.it/~md/software/ssd.tgz .
> Should that go into /sbin/init itself, so that you can boot with
> initcaps=eip,cap_setpcap+eip on the command line ? Or is it still
> too early to put that into init upstream ?
It is way in time to have it in init :-)
> I assume init then has to link against libcap or something.
> Would it add a lot of size to the binary ?
If you have to link libcap, probably :-( OTOH, maybe you can have all
used-only-once code in a different page than the commonly used code, so that
it can be swapped out easily...
Anyway, for init, you might do a much simpler "initcaps=0xf00" that does not
need libcap, if size is a problem.
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