Re: ALQ manual page review
From: Robert Watson (rwatson_at_FreeBSD.ORG)
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 12:18:32 -0400 (EDT) To: Jeff Roberson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, 21 May 2003, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2003, Hiten Pandya wrote:
> > Hi gang.
> > I have written a manual page for the Asynchronous Logging Queues (ALQ)
> > facility, available in FreeBSD 5.x. I have been trying to reach Jeff by
> > various methods of contact (IRC, mail etc) but I have not had a response
> > from him.
> The second sentence in the section describing alq_open() is a little bit
> confusing. Please considering breaking it up.
Another thing that probably needs to appear in the man page is that the
credential associated with the thread invoking alq_open() is the
credential used to authorize the open(). Right now, alq_open() is invoked
only by a sysctl handler requiring privilege to invoke, so this is
fine--but the caller should be aware of this and avoid embaressing
circumstances (such as using a root privileged thread to open a queue on
behalf of an unprivileged process, etc).
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
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