Runit and perp doco improvement for chpst and runuid

From: Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 20:14:30 +0100 (BST)

This week's little kerfuffle over systemd and the way that its mechanism to drop
superuser privileges works (see
and the headlined bug report there) has led me to observe that whilst the doco
for nosh, s6, daemontools, and daemontools-encore all state that their various
setuidgid programs will abend on being given an unknown/invalid account, the
doco for chpst in runit and runuid in perp do not come out and explicitly say
the same.

runuid's doco implies it, albeit indirectly; and I have double-checked (not that
I was in much doubt) that chpst actually has this behaviour. So it might be
worth improving the doco for chpst and runuid to actually say this outright.
Received on Sun Jul 02 2017 - 19:14:30 UTC

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