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

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Thu Mar 7 09:30:51 PST 2013

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM, Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu> wrote:
> 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
> isn't.
> 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.

"tty" is used all over udev, so it cannot be made configurable like you say.


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