Re: [Swsusp-devel] Re: Thoughts wanted on merging Software Suspend

Nigel Cunningham (
Sun, 13 Jul 2003 08:22:05 +1200

Hi again.

On Sun, 2003-07-13 at 08:15, Pavel Machek wrote:
> No, you don't understand.
> Magic SysRq is well known mechanism for torturing running
> kernel. Kernel hackers have it enabled, security-consious people have
> it disabled, and it is /proc-tweakable. It also works in cases like
> "the only keyboard on serial terminal", etc.

Ah okay. So the security by obscurity bit was wrong, but the general
idea of SysRq-Esc was right?



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