On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 07:28:56PM -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > Why exactly would it need to be chown()ed? I'm unclear
on that point.
> > Presumably, SSSD is still being launched as root and then dropping
> > privileges (otherwise it wouldn't be able to perform the chown). So to
> > me it seems like it makes sense to just open the file read-only prior to
> > dropping privileges, then pass the filehandle along.
> Passing a fd would be best, but infortunately the augeas API we use to
> change the configuration only works with path names ...
Hmm, that seems problematic and racy. There's no way for augeas to take
a descriptor? That seems like a pretty big oversight.
I didn't see a way for the aug_* functions to accept a fd. I can ask on
the upstream devel list -- or Pavel could, given he's more involved in
using augeas than me.