Re: [chrony-dev] [PATCH] MacOS X - Drop root privilege

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> On 24/11/2015, at 8:28 PM, Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 08:41:06AM +1300, Bryan Christianson wrote:
>> @@ -978,7 +978,8 @@ This option sets the name of the system user to which @code{chronyd} will
>> switch after start in order to drop root privileges.  It overrides the
>> @code{user} directive (default @code{@DEFAULT_USER@}).  It may be set to a
>> non-root user only when @code{chronyd} is compiled with support for Linux
>> -capabilities (libcap) or on NetBSD with the @code{/dev/clockctl} device.
>> +capabilities (libcap), on NetBSD with the @code{/dev/clockctl} device or on
>> +MacOS X.
> Could this explain the privilege separation? The users might want to
> know why there are two processes running and one keeps the root
> privileges. Please feel free to rewrite that section completely if it
> doesn't fit well there.
> Also, is it MacOS X or Mac OS X? Wikipedia suggests the latter.
Actually its neither - see
It should just be OS X, but somehow I think we should use Mac OS X to be clear what we're referring to.

Bryan Christianson

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