Subject: Re: glib/gtk update?
To: Greywolf <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2001 18:49:01
On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Greywolf wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> # > f) Tell the user to change the permissions on the raw cdrom device
> # > nodes. (Assuming that that works, it's no more than you have to do to
> # > get a ripper to run as non-root.)
> #
> # This is definitely the best idea yet -- I seem to remember CD player
> # applications telling me to change the mode on the CDROM device as well.
> # What about the other burning packages (sysutils/gcombust for example)?
> # We'll definitely have to show a message for them as well.
> The thing about running rippers non-root is that root can mlock() entire
> memory regions (at least cdrecord complains that mlock() fails).
> Also, if you run set-uid root, you can renice(-20) the process.

The way I read it, that limitation only applies to powerpc's and
sparc's (and sun3 and vax).

Besides, isn't gcombust a front-end for cdrecord? If so, wouldn't it
make more sense to make cdrecord suid root?