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Re: Gringotts on FC3



On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 04:00 -0800, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> The 64 dollar question is why the heck it is running setuid in the first place?

It is required for mlockall to work. Without that, cleartext may end up
in the swap partition.

I wonder, though, whether the portions of cleartext visible on screen
wouldn't end up in X server memory and hence make it to the swap
partition anyway?

Cheers
Steffen.

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