Re: Chroot bug

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 12:33:58 EST

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 01:05:07 +0930
David Newall <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> >> Marek's loading dynamic libraries, it seems clear that the prime
> >> purpose of chroot is to aid security. Being able to cd your way
> >> out is handy
> >
> > Does it - I can't find any evidence for that.
> It seems self-evident to me. What do you think is it prime purpose?

the prime purpose is that you can have different sets of userspace libs
for testing or parallel deployment (for example this is used in many
distribution build systems)
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