Subject: Re: LKM's shouldn't be allowed to be loaded in multiuser mode.
To: Jan-Simon Pendry <>
From: Bakul Shah <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/18/1995 16:32:28
If they are only useful for kernel development, that too
somewhat defeats their purpose, which to me is the ability
to load just the right set of extensions as and when I need
them and unload them when I don't.  I don't have a better
idea but this solution seems too restrictive. ``Not in the
spirit of Unix'' :-)  [or should that be :-(?]

May be it is time to introduce (secure) `capabilities'
in some way?  Then the ability to load an LKM would
be one of the rights.  Ability to unload another.

Bakul Shah