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Re: [opensuse] Re: kernel bug or something suse added?
On Sun, 2012-10-07 at 16:23 -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
They do, permissions presented for links in /proc (and most virtual
filesystems) are bogus.
:-( !!!!!
Why bother putting special permission handling code in the
kernel when the fs-attrs could take care of it and allow more

Eh? You do realize that permissions works this way on links in most
cases? Permissions on links are always bogus; it is the permissions
of the context and the target object which matter, and these are thinks
the file-system in many cases cannot know.

You should experiment with symbolic links.

You can read the "cmdline", which is a better target [I think] for what
you are looking for.
Some yes, sometimes not -- If I really want to know what binary a program
is running and not what it wants to 'tell me' ....I have so many scripts that
sudo for trivial little things like this -- just because it had to be done
special way....sigh.

Yep, security is a pain, that is true.

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