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comment How does /proc/* work?
It is more like to *nix that only a file can be secured. Since access control lists are persisted in the file system, it is convenient to secure privileged resources using the common mechanism already provided by the file system driver. This simplifies implementation of tools that access kernel structures and allows them to run without elevated permissions by instead reading from the proc file system virtual files.
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