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: HurdSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: ConfirmedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Justus Winter <teythoon>Originator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenReproducibility: Every Time
Size (loc): NonePlanned Release: None
Effort: 0.00
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I have a prototype. The required kernel change is already merged: 8c4d15d5.

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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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    Mon 08 Feb 2016 12:00:43 PM UTCteythoonAssigned toNone=>teythoon
      Wiki-like text discussion box=>I have a prototype. The required kernel change is already merged: 8c4d15d5.
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