[systemd-devel] [PATCH] journald: Make the group that owns journal files configurable

Gergely Nagy algernon at balabit.hu
Thu Mar 7 09:07:55 PST 2013

Kay Sievers <kay at vrfy.org> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu> wrote:
>> Apart from the case I outlined above, all other reasons I'd have boil
>> down to convenience. Similarly how the 'tty' group's ID is configurable,
>> the journal group being similarly configurable would make it much easier
>> downstream to adapt the journal to an existing environment.
> "tty" is also not configurable, only it's numeric number, which we do
> not need for the journal.
> So it is already very similar. :)

No, because tty's gid (the only thing that is used, the tty group itself
is never referenced, AFAICS) is configurable, while the journal group

They *are* very similar in that the tty gid can vary between systems,
and the group to access logs can too, and I'd like to keep using the
existing group that I already have. (Which most often happens to be adm
on most of my systems, so the former hardcoded value did not affect
me. :P)

Mind you, if the journal is changed to use a GID rather than a symbolic
name, and make the gid configurable - that would be perfectly good for
me too.


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