Audio latency goes full circle
Posted Feb 11, 2005 19:45 UTC (Fri) by otaylor
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To follow up to myself, one thing I didn't address:
"Why should it be OK to run GTK as `root', but not as setgid `audio'?"
If you are running a GTK+ program setgid 'audio', then you are
verifiably doing something stupid. If you are running a GTK+ program
as root, you are probably doing so because you, as the user have
root privileges. Now, you could also be running the GTK+ program
as root because someone configured sudo to allow you to do that.
While that is also not a secure configuration, there's no way to
detect it, so we don't.
Just because we can't catch all problems doesn't mean that we
shouldn't catch the ones that we can. If you are determined you
can work around the GTK+ checks. But at least you have to think
about the issues involved.
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