[mythtv-users] SUID Root

Mario L superm1 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 14:57:25 UTC 2005

What distributions/kernels don't allow this any longer?

I am running Gentoo 2005.0 AMD64, with gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.11-r4.

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 08:40:14 -0500, Doug Larrick <doug at ties.org> wrote:
> 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.
> -Doug
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