Re: /dev/fb* permissions, local DoS
> apparently writing random garbage into the fb devices is not supposed
> to cause a kernel panic, that seems to be a bug in the framebuffer
That's just MHO. I've not tried to reproduce this with atyfb, and I'd
probably need an objdump -d --start-address=<function it happened in>
output from you if I cannot reproduce it here.
> driver in my kernel. (or perhaps all 2.2 kernels with aty128fb) i
> still think it would be more appropriate to have these permissions set
> to 620 root.video.
> opinions? or should i file a wishlist bug against makedev?
Having sane permissions on /dev/fb won't hurt either, so please file the
makedev bug as well.