[PATCH] /proc/ppc64/lparcfg permissions

Nathan Lynch ntl at pobox.com
Sat Apr 23 03:04:23 EST 2005

> Makhlis, Lev wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Is there a good reason that /proc/ppc64/lparcfg is only readable to root?
> >(For comparison, any user can run lparstat(1) on AIX.)
> No reason that I'm aware of.

I'd be a little more cautious (paranoid?).  Reading lparcfg causes
several hypervisor and RTAS calls.  It seems there's potential for
local DOS if we were to make this world-readable.


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