Should samba become_root() before calling panic action?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Apr 8 23:33:30 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-04-09 at 04:39, MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:
> Might it be better to leave this to the panic script itself; ie
> require a 'su' to root in the panic script to ensure that it run as
> root to do the gdb backtrace???
> Not completely secure either, but putting responsibility into the *ux
> admin's hands might be safer than preempting that choice in our code...
> hope this helps,
> Don

Well, the script would run with the same privilages as smbd - that is,
the right to regain root - so it would just be a small matter of
adjusting the effective uid back again.

We might as well do it ourselves - just watch the linking stuff -
smb_panic() isn't only smbd I think...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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