Subject: Re: Autonice bugging my but!
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: Phil Knaack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/1996 12:47:06
> >Someone mentioned setting the X server (or whatever) to a negative nice
> >value. Using xdm, you can do just that -- I renice mine to -15.
> This is totally unnecessary. The autonicer doesn't renice any
> processes running as root. Most people install their X servers setuid
> root, by default, so this is not a problem (i. e. they'll never get
matthew green <email@example.com> writes:
>who is 'most' ? i've never run X as setuid root.
I must have missed the original architecture type somewhere ..
is this on an i386 or no?
If so ...
'Most' is most of the people who install X from the XF86 install
tarballs (the tarballs install 'most' of the servers at mode 4755).
I didn't think the XServers would *work* when not suid root; in fact,
a quick chmod on my machine reveals that XF86_S3 can't open a virtual console
w/o being suid.
I assume this isn't i386 specific, because I'd hate to think that
some of these X functions could be performed by just any userid.
Phillip F Knaack firstname.lastname@example.org
Database Programmer, NCREMP Student Development Group
ISU Extension Project Vincent, Iowa State University