A future Android update could break tons of root apps22
Android developer Chainfire has found code committed to the master AOSP tree which " prevents the unconfined domain (everything you run through [superuser] by default) from executing files located on the /data partition". The trouble is that many root apps will extract files to the /data partition, and these changes will break functionality in those apps if these changes are released in a future Android update.
This will undoubtedly cause quite a few problems, but Chainfire does also say that there are a number of workarounds which can be used to restore functionality. Unfortunately, there isn't one singular fix that can be implemented by all developers with root apps, so developers will have a quite a bit of work to do in order to get ready for these changes.