Subject: Re: Why not track our xsrc with X11R6.6 from
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/2001 21:32:47
On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 11:59:55PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

 > I never said anything about trusting the X server, I don't want it
 > to run setuid root. Nothing about the XF 4.x model forces you to be
 > insecure. In fact, the model in 4.x is a step toward more abstraction

Yes it does.  It currently assumes that it can map any part of the physical
address space, and also assumes that it can directly frob I/O spcae.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>