Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 258461
sm-notify can't drop root privileges
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:14 EST
sm-notify (a part of nfs-utils), installed version 188.8.131.52-fc7
complains (in /var/log/messages) that it is running as root, and
suggests that I change the owner of /var/lib/nfs/sm, so that it can
drop its privileges to match those of the directories it should write into.
Unfortunately, fc7 does not create this directory; instead, it creates
/var/lib/nfs/statd/sm and /var/lib/nfs/statd/sm.bak, and sets the
owner of statd and its subdirectories to "rpcuser", which looks right.
Is this just a version mismatch, or a more serious "out-of-sync" problem
with the nfs-utils? I have not investigated, but the documentation says that
rpc.statd writes into these directories, and sm-notify reads and updates the
contents. Surely, they ought to both be working from the same data.
on every boot
Its a bug and is fixed in nfs-utils-1.1.0-4.fc7
nfs-utils-1.1.0-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
nfs-utils-1.1.0-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.