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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-what and security?



On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 10:06:01PM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
[...]
> Why can lscpu find the same information without being root?
> Most of the checks (cpuid, file locations etc) can be found out
> by non-root. Only dmidecode seems to require trust, aren't there
> enough ways to find out without using dmidecode?

Yes, we can probably make virt-what run as non-root, although some
tests (the ones relying on dmidecode) will have to be disabled.

Rich.

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