Should samba become_root() before calling panic action?

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at
Tue Apr 8 18:43:28 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 14:29, Steve Langasek wrote:
> could kill -SEGV his own Samba process to trigger running a potentially
> damaging script as root.  OTOH, being able to get instant backtraces is
> definitely a debugging boon.

I don't think it's a problem to have the panic action be run as root.
An admin who is concerned could simply disable panic action.

I just looked through the archives for your script but didn't find it...
did you already post it?
I'm planning to start debugging the printing problems in a23 this
afternoon and I imagine it would be helpful.


Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>

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