Subject: Re: TPE for NetBSD
To: Jason R. Fink <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/03/2001 12:19:43
"Jason R. Fink" wrote:

> I stumbled across this:
> 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).

> 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.

Simon Burge                            <>
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