Bug 121292 - ls -lZ displays owner as "root" even when it can't stat the file
ls -lZ displays owner as "root" even when it can't stat the file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-04-20 00:48 EDT by Russell Coker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.2.1-6
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Last Closed: 2006-03-26 23:38:13 EST
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Description Russell Coker 2004-04-20 00:48:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
?---------  root     root     (null)      oracle

Above is a line from "ls -lZ /" on my Fedora play machine.

lstat64("oracle", 0x905398c)    = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

Above is a line from the strace output of the above ls command, note that the stat fails and therefore the ls command can't know what UID owns the file/directory in question.  In this test it is uid 100.

The UID and GID fields should be changed from "root" to be either "?" characters or spaces.

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Steps to Reproduce:
Run SE Linux on your machine, login as a user_r user and run
"ls -lZ /".  Note that "ls -l /" gives correct results.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-04-20 13:30:42 EDT
Confirmed.  Should be fixed in coreutils-5.2.1-6.
Comment 2 Russell Coker 2006-03-26 23:38:13 EST
As this has been fixed for ages (and is fixed in FC5) I think it should be 

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