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RE: [Xen-devel] boot loaders for domain != 0

> For what it's worth, I think doing a quick mount, read, and 
> then umount 
> is the easiest approach since it extends well to doing things like 
> peeking at an ISO's contents by mounting an ISO image.  Using 
> libraries 
> would probably introduce some nasty dependencies without 
> really gaining 
> much...

>From a security POV, using libext2 etc would be raher better. I just
don't trust Linux to be defensive enough mounting a potentially
malicious bag of bits. [I once came across an ext2 file systems that
deterministically crashed Linux whenever I mounted it. It's been a
couple of years, but I reckon such bugs are still lurking.]


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