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Re: /proc filesystem allows bypassing directory permissions on Linux

> ... another solution -- allow fcntl() to remove read-only and
> append-only limitations, so that behaviour is at least explicit.

Do not lower security, just to emulate /proc sloppiness. (That would be
like fixing a root security bug by doing away with the root password.)
Is there anything (currently) relying on that security?

Paul Szabo   psz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics   University of Sydney    Australia