[Ffmpeg-devel] OT: cdrecord

Rich Felker dalias
Sat Jul 30 17:45:32 CEST 2005

On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 04:47:59PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 09:54:13AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 08:31:29PM -0700, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > > 
> > > yeah, like cdrecord?  I had a similar "discussion" about the pros and
> > > cons of using cdrecord with sudo instead of setting it suid with
> > > Joerg Schilling some time back.  he was, of course, in favor of the
> > > suid bit.  within a week, there was a CERT advisory about suid cdrecord
> > > holes.
> > 
> > because joerg schilling is a complete idiot. cdrecord does not need
> > root whatsoever. just set proper permissions on the device you want it
> > to use, and don't run with root at all.
> cdrecord needs root privileges to run with realtime priority or
> something similar.

realtime priority is not useful; joerg just claims it is. i've nver
used realtime priority, even when i had an old burner, and all modern
burners have "burnproof" functionality which turns off the laser when
the buffer drains and resyncs and resumes burning when more data is
available, all in hardware with no software intervention.

the "cd burning software must run realtime" thing is a myth born out
of joerg's ego, whereby he thinks every program written by him must be
given godlike permissions just because he is a god...


p.s. any real god of coding would never recommend running their code
with more privileges/priority than it needs. *thinks of chris evans*

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