Re: [PATCH] set*uid() must not fail-and-return on OOM/rlimits

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 14:29:47 EST

Ar Sul, 2006-08-20 am 20:21 +0200, ysgrifennodd Willy Tarreau:
> Arjan proposed to add a __must_check on the set*uid() function in glibc.
> I think that if killing the program is what makes you nervous, we could
> at least print a warning in the kernel logs so that the admin of a machine
> being abused has a chance to detect what's going on. Would you accept
> something like this ?

That ratelimited doesn't sound unreasonable - you want to know its
happening whatever the cause. You could do it with the kernel or with
the audit daemon I guess.

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