[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase autorun config file location error
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Oct 18 22:38:16 UTC 2006
Axel Thimm wrote:
> There are a couple of reasons that make mythbackend run as non-root an
> issue on some or all dists. Other than the obvious permission issues
> of devices root has different real time scheduling capabilities in the
> kernel. There are some kernel patches to allow selected non-root users
> to make use of that (most notably for jack), but there are AFAIK still
> not in mainstream kernel. E.g. one needs to both replace the vendor
> kernel and the vendor's permission policies.
> So the hurdle to run as non-root is quite high, and in some cases the
> user would not notice that some issues (like bad latency) would come
> from running as non-root.
Thanks for the explanation. That just leaves the flip-side question of
doing a cleanup of a crashed process, while running as a user. Sudo does
not seem to be a complete answer, but I may be doing something wrong...
R. Geoffrey Newbury
Helping with the HTTP issue
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