> On Wed, 8 May 2002 03:40:11 -0600 (MDT),
> Dax Kelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Originally when a process set*uided all capabilities bits were cleared.
> >Then sometime later (wish BK went back 3 years), the behaviour was
> >modified according to the comment "A process may, via prctl(), elect to
> >keep its capabilites when it calls setuid() and switches away from
> >uid==0. Both permitted and effective sets will be retained."
> FWIW, the change was in 2.2.18-pre18, between October 26 and 29, 2000.
I did the original change in 2.3.x. Since it is so important to get useful
capability functionality, someone (Chris Wing?) backported the change to
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