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

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 13:55:05 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Paul Davis<paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> here's my halfway (?) summary:
>   "distros refuse to even provide a way to enable RLIMIT_RTPRIO because
>     it enables regular users to lockup the machine.
>    Up next: 8 other ways for regular users to easily lockup the machine ... "

I may be way off base here, but shouldn't SELinux or some sort of
mandatory access control be the mechanism for allowing a user to run a
process with RT scheduling?  So the "system administrator" would set a
policy that said "user paul may run the binary /usr/bin/ardour with

There appears to be a LSM hook for both setscheduler and setrlimit.
Why isn't this sufficient for Fedora?  PAtch selinux-policy and be
done with it.

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