On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 04:18:15PM +0100, Casper.Dik at Sun.COM wrote:
> >I threw pfzsh together yesterday afternoon using the SFW framework, and
> >would like to request a sponsor to evaluate my work and help me get it
> >integrated.
> >
> >I note that the CR is currently assigned to Casper Dik and so he is
> >CC'd, but I don't expect that he will necessarily volunteer for the job.
> >
> >A patch against a sfw-src-b79-20071129.tar.bz2 tree and an x86 package
> >are available at http://cr.opensolaris.org/~ceri/cr/4912090/.
> While you could go ahead and implement this, I am actually working on a 
> different way of implementing this as part of the FGAP project.
> The new implementation does away with all the special code in the shells
> needed for pfexec and changes this to essentially become a property of a
> process and the kernel will perform the things needed for pfexec.
> This approach fixes many shortcomings of the current implementations:
>       - no need to modify all the shells for what is essentially a
>         Solaris specific function (free support for pftcsh, pfbash,
>         pfksh93, pfzsh)
>       - the ability to intercept exec's which are executed in the guts
>         of another program (say /usr/lib/fs/ufs/mount rather than
>         /usr/s/bin/mount) to further reduce risk
>       - automatically inherit the property for subshells spawned from
>         an editor, regardless of $SHELL settings
> In general, if a bug as a responsible engineer listed, that person is
> supposed to be working on the bug and working on it without contacting the
> RE first may very well lead to a duplication of effort.

That's cool; as I said, it was only a few hours yesterday afternoon
which I kind of enjoyed.  The new approach sounds cool; I'm
interested how it allows a user to stop exerting a profile but I'll
follow the mailing lists when they appear.


That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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