[PATCH V4] xserver: check for elevated privileges not uid=0
ajax at nwnk.net
Fri Dec 16 09:09:14 PST 2011
On 10/11/11 4:02 AM, Antoine Martin wrote:
> This allows us to run the server as a normal user whilst still
> being able to use the -modulepath, -logfile and -config switches
> We define a xf86PrivsElevated which will do the checks and cache
> the result in case it is called more than once.
> Also renamed the paths #defines to match their new meaning.
> Original discussion which led to this patch can be found here:
> Signed-off-by: Antoine Martin <antoine at nagafix.co.uk>
Thanks for refactoring this. I was wanting to do something similar to
check for elevated capabilities (for the case of setting CAP_SYS_ADMIN
and etc on the binary instead of the setuid bit), this makes it a lot
I don't think the WIN32 conditional is strictly necessary, as I'm pretty
sure hw/xfree86 won't build under win32. Outside of that, this looks at
least as correct as what was there before.
Reviewed-by: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
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