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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] warning when not running "xm" as root

  • To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: aq <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 16:43:38 +0900
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On 5/18/05, Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Currently -unstable requires user must be root to run xm. But
> > the error spit out is not clear enough, or even misleaded
> > ("Error: Error connecting to xend, is xend running?")
> >
> > This patch checks to see if the user is root, and warns if
> > not (patched against cset 1.1440)
> Thanks. I'd appreciate it if you could knock up a patch that enables the
> user/group of the unix domain socket used for xm-xend communication to
> be set in xend-config.sxp, defaulting to root/root. It would be great if
> you could update the error message accordingly.

you meant you want user to be able to reconfigure it incase he wishes
to run xm under unprivileged user/group?

ok, i will take a look to see what can be done.

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