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Re: can't run as root with netbsd-5

On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 12:40:02PM -0600, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:

> Andrew Doran wrote:
> >I think it's a bug where _your_ process limit is considered at some point,
> >regardless of the fact that the binary is suid/sgid. I can't remember the
> >exact details, including at what point it occurs. If you sprinkle printfs 
> >to
> >find out where the error is coming from, and what the various credentials
> >involved are, we should be able to figure out what to do.
> Except that sshd was started from /etc/rc at boot time, so my non-root 
> process limit shouldn't have been in the picture at all, and root logins 
> through there had the same problem.

Like I said I don't remember the exact details, but I do know there is a bug
where an incorrect limit is inforced. If you add printfs to the checks in
fork/exec you will be able to determine if it is that particular bug or not.


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