[systemd-devel] logind, su - sessions and initscripts compatibility

Dale R. Worley worley at alum.mit.edu
Thu Dec 18 06:10:29 PST 2014

Simon McVittie <simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk> writes:
> On 18/12/14 08:05, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
>> Any initscript that is using "su -" would [cause badness]
> Don't do that then? Init scripts are fairly clearly not login sessions.
> Which init scripts do that?

More to the point, why would an initscript do that, since it's *already*
running as root?

Though I'm sufficiently out of the loop regarding the architecture that
I don't see how "su" can have such complexities -- As far as I know, its
purpose is to create a subprocess whose UID is different from the UID of
this process; in no way is it intended to be "a separate login".  Why
would shutting down "logind" suddenly cause one of my subprocesses to


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