Rawhide kernel image no longer readable

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Nov 19 23:14:39 UTC 2010


>From latest Rawhide kernel.rpm:

* Wed Nov 17 2010 Kyle McMartin <kyle at redhat.com>
- Make vmlinuz/System.map root read-write only by default. You can
  just chmod 644 them later if you (unlikely) need them without root.

This completely breaks libguestfs.  We need to be able to read the
kernel image in order to boot it in qemu as a non-root user.

What's the motivation for this change?


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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