[torqueusers] Why does torque require pbs_mom/pbs_server be run as root?

"Mgr. Šimon Tóth" SimonT at mail.muni.cz
Thu Jul 15 14:31:50 MDT 2010


> The question should be asked the other way around. By default, everything
> should run as user. It is only when you require a restricted resource that you
> require root.

The problem is that this is not the case.

A software should not require root privileges, but you should not be
allowed to run daemon software without root privileges.

Or any kind of long running software at all.

-- 
Mgr. Šimon Tóth

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