LFS 6 Boot CD - 2nd round

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 17 12:09:42 PDT 2004


Jeremy Utley wrote:

> Then we must be talking about 2 completely different issues.  The only 
> one I remember hearing about was the memory leak.  I know on my 
> 2.6.8.1-ck* systems, I can still burn iso's as a regular user without 
> difficulty, as long as that user has write privledges to the devices.
> Trying to get schily to do anything with cdrecord for linux will be like 
> pulling teeth - he doesn't like supporting linux anyway, from some of 
> the stuff he writes.

Yes, there are two different problems, and both of them are important, 
but not important enough to hold up the book while waiting for the 2.6.9 
kernel.

You most likely have not run into the other problem because by default 
cdrecord is suid root, and that avoids the security problem entirely.



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