[arch-dev-public] make nvram world-readable?

Jürgen Hötzel juergen at hoetzel.info
Sat Aug 18 03:07:10 EDT 2007

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 02:24:15AM -0700, Damir Perisa wrote:
> i'd like to change the nvram device permissions rule in udev.rules we 
> provide. 
> at the moment the line in /etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules is the 
> following:
> KERNEL=="nvram",   NAME="misc/%k", SYMLINK+="%k"
> what leads to
> [damir at Apollon dev]$ ls -la /dev/misc/nvram
> crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 144 2007-08-17 18:40 /dev/misc/nvram
> being not accessible otherwise than root. 
> and i want to change it to 
> KERNEL=="nvram",   NAME="misc/%k", SYMLINK+="%k" MODE="0666"

Whats wrong with creating your own custom rules? There is no universal
setup appropriate for all users. I think the default setting is OK for most
users: NVRAM can also store bios passwords. Adding a new group would mean
".pacnew merging" again for a group most of us don't need.


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