Re: One process with multiple user ids.
From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Tue Oct 02 2007 - 07:52:43 EST
On Oct 2 2007 13:39, Giuliano Gagliardi wrote:
>> You could write up a LSM that restricts UID changing.
>Would you not consider it more useful to let one process have multiple user
>ids? I do not see why they can have multiple group ids, but only (and
>exactly) three user ids.
It would raise the complexity enormously. In the kernel, you
currently do if (current->uid == inode->i_uid) or so. If you were to
have multiple identities, that would evolve into a costly "if
(in_user_p(inode->i_uid))" or so, much like in_group_p does it at the
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