[rsbac] /dev/mem

Amon Ott rsbac@rsbac.org
Fri Apr 12 13:07:01 2002

On Friday, 12. April 2002 12:33, Bencsath Boldizsar wrote:
> the x system under debian wants to access /dev/mem, I don't know if xfs or
> xdm or x_server, but something, and cannot start without it.  If I remember
> correctly, I had some problem with rights: (Not sure:) the acl system said
> that you have no access, but if
> I permit a ROLE to use the /dev/mem structure by an ACL, the problem
> occours again until I set a rule that allows the
> "root" user to use this file. I do not know much about the ACL system, but
> I was not fully statisfied :)

There is a bug in 1.1.2, which makes ACL use the process owner's default role 
and not the process current role. This bug is fixed in in 1.2.0-pre, a fix 
for 1.1.2 would be too complicated. I also posted a bugfix to the then 
current pre.