Subject: Re: /dev/clock pseudodevice
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/30/2001 17:28:50
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > 1) only allow /dev/clock to make small adjustments to the clock
> > (adjtime(), ntp_adjtime(), and possibly small forward steps with settimeofday)
> What do we consider as small?
And isn't it enough that the sysadmin has to have changed the permissions
on dev/clock first? i.e. you have to be (have been) root to open this
hole, so if root wants X to be able to twiddle the clock, X should be able
A big warning should probably be appropriate.
Also, for whatever we decide is "small", I bet that someone will be able
to figure out how to roll the ckock back. :-)