[mythtv-users] SUID Root

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Sat Mar 26 13:40:14 UTC 2005

Mario L wrote:
> I have been trying to make mythfrontend run as SUID root, but can't
> seem to have much luck.
> I have already done chmod a+s /usr/local/bin/mythfrontend, but still
> when I launch, I get interruptions when the computer runs an apache
> request and I still see it using usleep in the term:

You are probably running one of the distributions/kernels that no longer
allows threads of the same process to have different effective UIDs.  I
have an idea of how to fix this (have one realtime-priority video output
thread that's reused) but need to find development time to fix it.  If
someone who is running such a distribution/kernel has more motivation
and gets to it before I do, that would be lovely.

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