cvs commit: src/share/man/man4 Makefile cpuctl.4 src/sys/amd64/amd64 support.S src/sys/amd64/conf NOTES src/sys/amd64/include cpufunc.h specialreg.h src/sys/conf files.amd64 files.i386 src/sys/dev/cpuctl cpuctl.c ...

Peter Wemm peter at
Fri Aug 8 22:37:54 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Stanislav Sedov <stas at> wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 14:02:19 -0700
> "Peter Wemm" <peter at> mentioned:
>> I just don't think it is particularly useful to add a restriction /
>> priv check for information that is available in an unprivileged
>> fashion by other means.  I think the priv check should go away since
>> it doesn't achieve anything.
> Yeah, that's why cpuctl(4) has priv checks only for wrmsr and update
> features. Using this checks one can control how much to grant to the
> root user.

Serves me right for responding to what I thought I read vs actually
reading the code then.. :)

Peter Wemm - peter at; peter at; peter at; KI6FJV
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