Why sysrq is limited to only "sync" command on official fedora kernel?

Chris Adams linux at cmadams.net
Wed Feb 25 17:16:34 UTC 2015


Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> said:
> We generally default "secure". The thing is that with sysrq you can
> kill arbitrary processes if you have acecss to the console, and other
> things, and that's just too security sensitive.

There are other useful things, like sync, remount read-only, reboot,
poweroff, that we already allow console users to do other ways by
default.  Allowing them to do them through SysRq seems like a good idea
IMHO.
-- 
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>


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