[pulseaudio-discuss] PA_REALTIME_GROUP not honored if over 1000

Andrzej Wasowski wasowski at data.pl
Fri Jul 27 23:33:19 PDT 2007

On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Jim Carter wrote:

> Versions: PulseAudio 0.9.6 on SuSE 10.2, kernel
> File: /pulseaudio-0.9.6/src/daemon/main.c line 349
> Thread reference:
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2007-January/msg00091.html
> When an ordinary user executes /usr/local/bin/pulseaudio (mode 4755)
> it prints this on stderr:
> W: main.c: WARNING: called SUID root, but not in group 'pulse-rt'.
> W: core-util.c: setpriority(): Permission denied
> W: core-util.c: sched_setscheduler(): Operation not permitted
> /usr/local/etc/pulse/daemon.conf contains, among others,
> "high-priority = 1" (which could not be honored after privileges were
> dropped).  /etc/group contains this: pulse-rt:!:1001:pulse,root,jimc
> Workaround: When I change the GID to 601, the messages go away.

This is fantastic.  Finally I understand why the damn thing does not work 
as it should on my machine!  I do second your opinion that this is more 
annoying than helpful.  It happens so, that I have created the pulse-rt 
group with id over 10K...


Andrzej Wąsowski, http://www.wasowski.org

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