Subject: Re: Should drvctl be enabled by default?
To: Current Users <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2007 13:56:44
On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 08:41:24PM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> It seems to me that drvctl(8) is pretty useful - and it requires the
> drvctl pseudo-device in the kernel.  It's necessary for those trying to
> use GPT on their disks, for example.  It seems to me it should be in
> GENERIC on most ports - though I certainly wouldn't undertake to blindly
> enable it on ports I don't use.

There was the exploitable proplib exploit in the past which prevented
it. freza@ promised to work on the device and commit his soc work when I
asked him last about it. That was two month ago or so :-)