[pulseaudio-discuss] Multi user access to PulseAudio

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 11:30:21 UTC 2016

On Sunday 11 September 2016 13:10:53 Ralph Benzinger wrote:
> Actually looking at "what is wrong with system mode?", all security
> issues are moot for me, as I own all the users on the system.  But
> the point
>     When in system mode, shared memory data transport is disabled for
>     security reasons, which means: much higher memory usage and CPU
>     load in system mode
> does sound bad.  Could someone quantify this statement so that one
> might see if this is an actual issue (rather than a mere fact) on a
> modern desktop system?

I already suggested some pulseaudio cmdline switch or config option to 
enable shared memory data transport also for system wide mode. But do 
not know if some actions were taken or not...

It could really help in situations where admin wants to share pulseaudio 
daemon between multiple (or all) users.

Is not system mode designed for such situations?

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at gmail.com
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