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From: (Joerg Schilling)
Subject: Re: Again... DMA speed too slow
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:28:14 +0200	[thread overview]
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"Alan" <> wrote:

> >> I am not sure why you mention the term "brave", is it because all known
> >> Linux
> >> distributions still require suid root? In this case, I encourage you to
> >> inform
> >
> > Last time I checked almost all cd burning was being done non root.
> Nero for Linux seems to be an exception.  It wants to write to raw devices
> that non-root users do not have permissions for.

Not correct: Nero is not the exception.

All software that implements more than rudimentary functions needs root 
privileges on Linux (*). Some software may not check this in advance and may
later fail with obscure error messages.

*) with future Linux distributions this may change but there is currently no 
known Linux distribution that supports the needed feature.


-- (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin                (uni)     (work) Blog:

  reply	other threads:[~2008-04-14 18:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-04-14 16:54 Joerg Schilling
2008-04-14 16:56 ` Alan Cox
2008-04-14 17:19   ` Joerg Schilling
2008-04-14 17:29     ` Alan Cox
2008-04-14 17:44       ` Alan
2008-04-14 18:28         ` Joerg Schilling [this message]
2008-04-14 18:21       ` Joerg Schilling
     [not found] <>
2008-03-31  0:59 ` Robert Hancock
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2008-03-30 21:53 J.A. Magallón
2008-04-02  7:16 ` Andrew Morton
2008-04-13  2:23   ` Tejun Heo

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