Xserver needs to run as "root" on Linux / was: Re: [Xorg] Server side widgets

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Jul 12 13:02:38 PDT 2004

On Llu, 2004-07-12 at 20:41, John Dennis wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 12:44, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > As far as I
> > know there is no absolute requirement to be root if the appropriate
> > pieces get pushed in the device driver.
> I'm still curious how in this model the performance issues that brought
> the concept of "direct rendering" into existence will be addressed.

Its also no magic bullet. Kernel code is considerably more of a security
issue than root code especially within an SELinux framework. 

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