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Re: pid file security

On Tue, May 04, 2010 at 07:02:23PM +0200, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 May 2010 18:14:07 brian m. carlson wrote:
> > Nevertheless, this could be a problem with other pids or on kfreebsd,
> > where the kernel will happily kill init and cause a panic.
> And the pid could still be set to something else than 1 and bring down 
> something important.

Which is exactly what I said: "this could be a problem with other pids".
I understand the implications that Joey was talking about, but I was
just pointing out that the particular example he gave was not the best
for his argument.

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