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Yes, usually the root user has sufficient privileges to modify kernel code indirectly, although there are mechanisms that can be used to restrict this, assuming sufficient security measures are taken …
answered Dec 3 '18 by forest
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Among other things, the purpose of /etc/passwd is to translate a user's name to a user's UID. If you don't care what bob's UID is, you don't need that file. If you just want to change to an arbitrary …
answered Sep 4 '18 by forest
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How do I transition an arbitrary PCIe device from the D0 state (powered on) to the D3 cold state (no current to the device) using common utilities on a Linux system? Presumably this involves writing …
asked Aug 7 '18 by forest