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Re: Bug#259945: udev: wrong permission for pmu device

On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 03:44:13PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> [Please Cc the bug address, I'm not subscribed to this list.]
> root:users is obviously wrong, but should the device be 666? 660 and
> owned by group audio or video? By some other group?
> MAKEDEV uses root:root 660, is access to this device a security concern?
> Please let me know your opinions.

Well /dev/pmu is a device used for power management, as thus it can i
belive switch of the box or enter sleep more or such. 

I have been told by some gnome person that this is probably a gnome bug,
but i am not 100% convinced of this. 

Ideally, we would use some power group or something such, possibly a
group similar to the one which would give access to the hardware and
allow a user to do shutdown and such too. i don't think that audio or
video are appropriate here.


Sven Luther

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