[PATCH] os/osinit: Allow builders to --disable-segv-handler

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Jan 21 14:08:59 PST 2013

Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org> writes:

> Ah, well I ship Xorg without the setuid bit, so the answer then is "you
> always use a display manager".   I think everyone who ships with Xorg
> setuid is insane, basically...

Making X able to run as a regular user is even nicer, but setuid has
been a persistent security pain that I'd love to not have.

> Hrm, so then are you arguing for a patch which attempts to detect this
> situation inside say AbortServer() and shortcuts to just doing that?

That sounds like magic to me.

Looking at AbortServer, I wonder if we couldn't just stop calling
CloseWellKnownConnections, OsCleanup and CloseDownDevices and just call
AbortDDX to get the screen back to sanity.

keith.packard at intel.com
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