Ticket #5297 defect reopened

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

twistd pidfile and UID/GID privileges

Reported by: tomsheffler Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: core Keywords: twistd pidfile
Cc: Branch:
Author: Launchpad Bug:


When twistd starts as root, and is asked to drop privileges to UID/GID, it will manage the pidfile in the following way

- the pidfile will be created as root - upon exit, the pidfile will be removed by a process with privileges of UID/GID

The current implementation places some unexpected on setting up the pidfile directory: it must be writable by UID/GID or the pidfile is not removed.

This behavior is mysterious and unexpected. At the least it should be documented.

See here for more details:  http://www.tsheffler.com/blog/?p=526

Change History


follow-up: ↓ 2   Changed 3 years ago by thijs

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to duplicate

Duplicate of #5296


in reply to: ↑ 1   Changed 3 years ago by thijs

  • status changed from closed to reopened
  • resolution duplicate deleted

Replying to thijs:

Duplicate of #5296

Oops my bad, not a duplicate.

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