Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 805815
[abrt] yum-utils-1.1.31-4.fc17: needs-restarting:85:get_open_files:IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:21:23 EST
libreport version: 2.0.8
cmdline: /usr/bin/python -tt /usr/bin/needs-restarting
reason: needs-restarting:85:get_open_files:IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
time: Thu 22 Mar 2012 10:11:54 AM EDT
:needs-restarting:85:get_open_files:IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
:Traceback (most recent call last):
: File "/usr/bin/needs-restarting", line 171, in <module>
: File "/usr/bin/needs-restarting", line 118, in main
: for fn in get_open_files(pid):
: File "/usr/bin/needs-restarting", line 85, in get_open_files
: for line in maps.readlines():
:IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
:Local variables in innermost frame:
:maps: <open file '/proc/1/smaps', mode 'r' at 0x93d9230>
:I started 'needs-restarting' as non-root user.
:The tool should not crash, it should state that it needs to be run as root.
Ran needs-restarting as an unprivileged user
OS Release: Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)
This was first reported over a year ago, and I just had it happen again. I agree with the original reporter that if nothing else, needs-restarting should check to see if it's being run by root, and if not, exit with an explanation that it needs root access.
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