bugThe GNU Hurd - Bugs: bug #17341, booting a sub-hurd as non-root user


bug #17341: booting a sub-hurd as non-root user

Submitted by:  Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Submitted on:  Sun 06 Aug 2006 02:48:25 PM UTC  
Category:  Hurd Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Justus Winter <teythoon> Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Closed Reproducibility:  Every Time
Size (loc):  None Planned Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
Wiki-like text discussion box: 

I have a prototype.  The required kernel change is already merged: 8c4d15d5.

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Sun 06 Nov 2016 04:13:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in 8c0e65b6b2db9946153ed736e66d4e613875deb6.

Justus Winter <teythoon>
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  Spam posted by anonymous
Sun 06 Aug 2006 02:48:25 PM UTC, original submission:  


Booting a sub-hurd as a non-root user doesn't work, but is supposed to.

$ boot -D subhurd subhurd/boot/script.boot subhurd.ext2fs
boot: /hurd/ext2fs.static: mach_port_insert_right: (os/kern) invalid value
                                                                          mach error

(The terminal is in a messed state afterwards and has to be reset by e.g. `reset'.)

Booting with `sudo boot ...' works.

Roland: ``I vaguely recall there being some strange complexities in doing it, like proc not having the host-priv port.  If you investigate the failure, we'll remember what the issues are.''

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
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    2016-11-06 teythoon StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2016-02-08 teythoon Assigned toNone => teythoon
        Wiki-like text discussion box => I have a prototype. The required kernel change is already merged: 8c4d15d5.
    2006-08-06 tschwinge Carbon-Copy- => Added roland

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