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

Craig Tierney Craig.Tierney at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 15 21:33:41 MDT 2010


On Jul 15, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Mgr. Šimon Tóth wrote:

>> 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.
> 

Why should you not be able to run a daemon as a user?  What is the
difference between a daemon and a background process?

Users aren't allowed to run long running software?  What do you mean by
that?

Craig



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