Complexity eats kittens alive!!!
Posted Nov 24, 2009 21:10 UTC (Tue) by dskoll
In reply to: Complexity eats kittens alive!!!
Parent article: Fedora 12 to remove unprivileged package installation
The distinction between 'device' and 'system-internal device' is clear
enough: the latter should really be 'external device'.
It's not clear to me. What if I have a hot-swappable SCSI disk? Is that internal or external? How about if my root file system is on an external USB device? (Don't laugh... I run my EEEPC that way.)
Some of the categories listed don't look useful to me. In fact, they look dangerous exactly because they are imprecise. If complexity is the enemy of security, then imprecision is the nuclear weapon.
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