[Pkg-shadow-devel] [PATCH 1/1] man: newuid and newgid: point out that root must be allocated subuids

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Thu Jun 12 05:30:14 UTC 2014

Quoting Eric W. Biederman (ebiederm at xmission.com):
> Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com> writes:
> > Users may otherwise be confused and think that because the kernel
> > does not restrict uid mappings to the root user (within his
> > current uid mappings), newuidmap will ignore /etc/subuid for the
> > root user.  It will not.
> >
> > Reported-by: Philippe Grégoire <gregoirep at hotmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com>
> Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>

For the record, applying this patch in the upstream branch is on my
TODO list. I'd of course welcome someone else doing it, too...:-)

(feel free to ask for Alioth commit access through the Alioth web
interface is you need it)

I also ponder applying the latest proposed patch to fix build on Hurd
(first patch by Svante or maybe rather later proposed patches).

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