[GLLUG] Does anyone use Linux capabilities ?

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Tue Oct 28 17:34:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 05:28:41PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:

> Ditto, but also to trace processes (lsof, strace and friends). In
> recent kernels non-root user can't even strace their own processes.

!!! That is taking one of my favourite toys away!

So: is there a new capability to allow strace of yourself, or do you have to
give CAP_SYS_PTRACE which allows strace of anything ?

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