[ovs-dev] [Debian-non-root v2 3/4] ovs-ctl: add --no-run-as-root option

Andy Zhou azhou at nicira.com
Mon Oct 26 04:31:31 UTC 2015


On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 05:13:23PM -0700, Andy Zhou wrote:
>> Add option to ovs-ctl script to specify whether to start the daemons as
>> root user or ovs user.  The default is 'run-as-root', which preserves
>> the script's current behavior.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Andy Zhou <azhou at nicira.com>
>
> I think that the implementation is fine but I'm nervous about the option
> name.  I prefer positive names over negative ones because they are
> generally more meaningful to users.
>
> Here, for example, one option would be to support --run-as=user[:group].
> Then one could invoke it as --run-as=root or --run-as=ovs.  That also
> gives more control to the caller since it can now specify specifically
> what user it wants.
>
> Whether the option name is changed or not, this commit should update the
> ovs-ctl manpage.
Thanks for the review and suggestion.

I will implement --run-as and fix ova-ctl manpage in the next rev.



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