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Re: taskstats capability check in stable

On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 11:11 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 02:12 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > This change is likely to be included in 2.6.32.y and, by default, in our
> > next stable point release.  As Linus says, this means that unprivileged
> > accounts won't be able to run iotop, but this is probably correct
> > behaviour.
> Thanks for the heads up.
> > It appears that older versions of iotop do not report this error in a
> > helpful way (#644616).  So I think that if we apply this change to the
> > kernel then iotop should also be updated in stable.
> It appears the iotop patch applies to the stable version with no
> changes. Should I prepare an update and propose it to the release team?

Please do.


Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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