Re: Why burnfree is off by default?
Matthias Andree <email@example.com> wrote:
> Joerg Schilling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Nowadays, where there is Burnproof, people complain about coasters because
> > they listen to incompetent people who tell others _not_ to run cdrecord
> > in a way on Linux that allows cdrecord to lock in core and to raise priority.
> > As a result, people get coasters :-(
> This needs to be differentiated a bit. Locking pages into memory and
> requesting real-time scheduler properties are privileged operations, and
> as such, it becomes a question of trust. Do I trust that the one-man
> show Jörg Schilling gets every tiny bit right so that privileges (in
> set-uid mode) are reliably dropped early enough, that there are no
> backdoors someone could exploit to escalate his rights?
Cdrecord is now 10 years old. It did have 3 privillege problems so far and all
have been fixed in less than a day.
If Linux would offer similar stability as cdrecord and would be as trustworthy
as cdrecord, I could trust Linux.
Please tell me why people trust in something like Linux but don't do for
stable software like cdrecord?
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