[vbox-dev] Latest svn vbox runs only as root?

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Mon Sep 1 04:40:18 PDT 2008

On Monday 01 September 2008, walt wrote:
> Frank Mehnert wrote:
> >    Instead of editing LocalConfig.kmk there is now  a configure option
> >    for disabling this setuid requirement:
> >
> >       ./configure --disable-hardened
> >
> >    Make sure you update any udev rules and reload the right vboxdrv
> >    after build it like this, otherwise it won't run (you'll get access
> >    denied errors).
> For the record, it's ./configure --disable-hardening, but it does the
> job.  Thanks very much.

This is now better documented if configure is started without any argument.

> Is there an on-line discussion of why the hardening feature was started
> and/or who would want to use it?  (If the discussion has been in this
> mailing list then it's well disguised :o)

The hardening feature ensures that only trusted modules can be loaded by
the VM.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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