[LAD] [ANNOUNCE] Safe real-time on the desktop by default; Desktop/audio RT developers, read this!

Lennart Poettering mzynq at 0pointer.de
Mon Jun 22 18:18:12 UTC 2009

On Mon, 22.06.09 19:59, Jens M Andreasen (jens.andreasen at comhem.se) wrote:

> Since it is rogue processes - from the interweb? - rather than rough
> users that are the potential problem, wouldn't the cure then be to grant
> certain trusted applications RT-privileges?
> A novice user would install well-known binaries from the distros
> repository. The binary runs as user 'rt-audio' which is the only/one of
> the few users on the system granted rt privileges.

But uh, that app could then not access the starting user's file in any

There is no such thing a trusted user applications. And I don't think
we want to go down the road to sandboxing for this.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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