Calibre and setuid "works on every single linux distro"
Posted Nov 6, 2011 22:45 UTC (Sun) by mpr22
In reply to: Calibre and setuid "works on every single linux distro"
Parent article: Calibre and setuid
The MMU developments of which you speak sound very useful for OS partitioning, but almost completely irrelevant to the problems "how do we safely handle automatic mounting of removable mass storage?" and "how do we safely let users connect to their e-book readers, mobile phones, etc?" - both of which are software-wetware problems which can be satisfactorily solved with an MMU no more sophisticated than that of a PDP-11.
It also doesn't help (from a relevance-of-MMU-sophistication standpoint) that you can't use an MMU to give a process access to a single USB peripheral. Nobody puts down more USB host controllers than they absolutely have to - especially when the SoC or the motherboard chipset has one built in - so from the point of view of the MMU, the entire USB device tree is a single resource.
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