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Re: [Xen-devel] regarding privileges

To: Paul Boehm <paul@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] regarding privileges
From: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 04:20:12 +0100
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> for setting the hardware clock:
> i think things like this shouldn't be granted to dom0 by
> default, but be manually granted to specific doms.
> it would be preferable to run ntpd in an unprivileged domain, dom0 is
> just too valuable for this.

That's a fair point. The intention is to split up the 'privilege'
in to a bit mask to enable finer grained control and granting of
specific privileges to domains, (like the 'CAP_*' stuff in
Linux). It should be a fairly simple task to split the privileges
up -- one for the todo list.


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