[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq runs as root if setcap() fails

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Jun 20 12:34:08 BST 2008

Matthias Andree wrote:

> Or libcap library for that matter. I tried swapping 2.6.25.X underneath
> openSUSE 10.2 and ntpd started failing since it uses libcap1 which can't
> talk to a new kernel. Awful, and proof that the current Linux 2.6
> unstable API development model is crap, but that's not the point here.

It's not so bad, I think. Old userspace code will talk to new kernels,
it just generates annoying kernel messages. I'd rather have a stable
kernel API than a shim-library - its just another dependency.


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