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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] /sys/hypervisor/uuid

To: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] /sys/hypervisor/uuid
From: Chris Wright <chrisw@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 00:41:12 -0700
Cc: Xen devel list <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Markus Armbruster <armbru@xxxxxxxxxx>, Christian Limpach <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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* Keir Fraser (Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> Christian has a fair point that, if you're just reading it out of 
> xenstore, you could do that directly from user space. I suppose there 
> is an argument of necessary privileges to do so however, since you need 
> to be root to open the xenstore device file.

Privileges part is a bit annoying.  But if the envisioned user
is unprivilged, some init script could always stash uuid in a
world readable file.


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