[arch-dev-public] make nvram world-readable?
damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Sun Aug 19 02:35:22 EDT 2007
Saturday 18 August 2007, Jürgen Hötzel wrote:
| 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.
custom rules are nice if needed. but if there is a need for a rule by
more than one person (e.g. all thinkpad users), it should be already
there as a hint.
by my knowledge you cannot specify an override to rules in udev.rules
so either you change it (and addapt changes from .pacnew files ;) )
or you use an override that is out of udev (e.g. in rc.local you can
change permissions with chmod). i know from several people
workarounds to the "make nvram readable to the user" but i'd like to
somehow make it more unified.
i didn't know that bios passwds are stored in nvram in plain. if so,
we should definitely make nvram device only readable by root and a
group called nvram. users who need then readability of nvram can be
added to this group.
any objections to the group nvram solution?
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