Tru64 privsep patch testing

Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Fri Aug 30 07:05:08 EST 2002

I assume you are going against --current or a more recent snapshot.

The patch was never designed to be applied again 3.4p1 tree.  All testing
was done on --current.

- Ben

On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, David Potterveld wrote:

> Further news: the Tru64 privsep problem seems to be a clash between the
> privileged and unprivileged processes, with both attempting to launch sia
> sessions on the same (pseudo-)terminal. When I run the privileged process
> in a debugger, with a breakpoint early in sia_setup, and then try to connect
> with a client, the damn thing works. The privileged process stops at the
> breakpoint, the unprivileged child forges ahead, and the client completes
> the connection. I get a shell, and everything seems OK. X11 forwarding works
> as well. Examining the data back in the parent, in the context of sia_setup,
> I see it wants to launch a session on the same tty. The sia_ses_estab call
> fails, and the parent exits, which brings down the working client session.
> The next step for me is to try and figure out what the correct sequence of
> sia calls from both priv and unpriv perspectives *should* be, and then how
> to untangle them.
> David Potterveld
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