more than high-maintenance, I think
Posted Nov 23, 2010 20:22 UTC (Tue) by sbishop
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs
I think that there is another issue with setuid that isn't mentioned in the article. I have understood it to be the reason filesystem binds (as referenced in part 2) are a privileged operation. Otherwise, you could have setuid binaries dynamically linking against a library of your own choosing, for instance.
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