[ovs-discuss] Running userspace as nonroot

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Apr 4 20:22:31 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 04:20:23PM -0400, Aaron Rosen wrote:
> Apr 04
> 16:18:28|00001|daemon|ERR|/usr/local/var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.pid.tmp2241:
> create failed: Permission denied
> Is that string hard coded in OVS ?

No.  You can specify a particular file name with --unixctl, or you can
use the OVS_RUNDIR environment variable to specify a different
directory, or you can configure a different default directory by
passing --with-rundir to the "configure" program, or you can disable
the pidfile by not using --pidfile.

(I hope that's enough options.)

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