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Re: [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only) systems (forrealthis

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only) systems (forrealthis
From: Bogdan Costescu <bogdan.costescu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 16:02:09 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev@xxxxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <15127.38509.495537.405210@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, David S. Miller wrote:

> Don't such HA apps need to run as root anyways?

Not necessarily, but eventually you can let root (CAP_NET_ADMIN, anyway)
go through without any limitations, root can bring down the system at will
in other ways.

In addition, the rate limiting solution allows a warning to be issued when
the limit is exceeded, so that the poor sysadmin knows what hit him 8-)

-- 
Bogdan Costescu

IWR - Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Universitaet Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY
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