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Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:48:15 -0500
From: Eric Paris <>
To: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Cc:,,, Alexey Dobriyan <>, 
	Andrew Morton <>,, 
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] proc: restrict access to /proc/interrupts

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Vasiliy Kulikov <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 11:18 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> As to procfs, I see no real need of adding mode/group mount option for
> global procfs files (/proc/interrupts, /proc/stat, etc.) - it can be
> done by distro specific init scripts (chown+chmod).  I don't mind
> against such an option for the convenience, though.

While possible, the chmod+chown 'solutions' just aren't as simple as
you pretend.  Every time one creates a chroot environment and mounts
/proc it has be manually fixed there as well.  Same thing with a
container.  Sure if /proc were something that was only ever mounted
one time on a box it wouldn't be so bad, but that's not the case.....

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