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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Dec 18 06:23:12 PST 2014

Am 18.12.2014 um 15:10 schrieb Dale R. Worley:
> 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?

because "su" means "switch user" and is not limited to root

"ExecStartPre" can exist more then once and be invoked as different 
users to prepare start of a complex service instead multiple units

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