[vbox-dev] Latest svn vbox runs only as root?
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
Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com/
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