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Re: Failing {lib,}gnome-keyring tests: How to make mlock/munlock availab

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: Failing {lib,}gnome-keyring tests: How to make mlock/munlock available to non-root?
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:57:21 +0200

On Wed, 2014-10-15 at 09:52 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently libgnome-keyring and gnome-keyring secmem related tests fail,
> falling back to mlock/munlock requiring root permissions to lock
> memory. 
> In the code we have:
>   err = __get_privileged_ports (&hostpriv, NULL);
>   if (err)
>     return __hurd_fail (EPERM);
> How to make mock/munlock available to the user (process owner), not only
> root? It seems that POSIX allows both root-only and non-root.
> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/mlock.html
> "Appropriate privileges are required to lock process memory with
> mlock()."
> Linux has a non-root implementation and kFreeBSD is moving towards one
> in kernel 10.x, see https://bugs.debian.org/628383

See also https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/10/msg00201.html for
a discussion on the topic.

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