Subject: Re: TPE for NetBSD
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jason R. Fink <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/02/2001 23:40:44
> > is there any interest in this sort of thing for NetBSD?
> The trusted path execution stuff looks neat, and the rest seems like a
> minimal capabilities type implementation (from a casual glance).

precisely :)

> > Just curious really, not something I particularly want myself but it
> > looks like something I might _attempt_ :)
> Note that if you try to do something like this, there are lots of
> differences between how ps and friends work between OpenBSD and
> NetBSD.  The kvm hacks that are in those patches won't do a thing on
> NetBSD.  These programs use sysctl's to do the work on NetBSD instead of
> grovelling through /dev/mem with setgid programs on OpenBSD.

okidoki. actually after looking at some of the diffs/code i began
to see fundamental differences between  file X on NetBSD and the patches

in the least i can give it a whack. if i hit a roadblock then no big deal.


Jason R. Fink
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