Re: Kernel design: support for multiple local users

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On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 01:12:09PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 5/26/06, Daniel Stone <[email protected]> wrote:
> >On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 12:01:15PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> >> It is possible to set the current X server up to support this
> >> configuration. Using the X server this way has some drawbacks. The X
> >> server needs to be run as root.
> >
> >So far, so good.
> >
> >> The multiple users are sharing a
> >> single X server image so things they do can impact the other users.
> >
> >No, they're not.
> So if I manage to fault my X server process, they other users a just fine?

It's entirely possible, inasmuch as it's entirely possible for a rogue X
server to take out the entire machine.

When I said that each user's server was a separate process, I wasn't
making that bit up.

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