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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 08/12] os-posix: Provide new -runas <uid>:<gid> facility

Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Markus Armbruster writes ("Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 08/12] os-posix: Provide 
> new -runas <uid>:<gid> facility"):
>> Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > That would defer the getpwnam from argument parsing to os_setup_post.
>> > I think that's undesriable.
>> No argument.  But why can't os_parse_cmd_args() call getpwnam() as it
>> does now, then store user_pwd->pw_uid, ->pw_gid and ->pw_name instead of
>> user_pwd?  Store a null name when it parses the argument as UID:GID.
> Oh, I see.  It seems less obvious to me than what I have done, but I
> can do it like that if you like.

I just wanted to toss out the idea.  Please use your judgenment and do
it the way you like better.

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