UID issue

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 21 00:17:57 PDT 2005


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Linux has an issue that I don't care for.
> 
> If a process is owned by a user with a username longer than 8
> characters, a ps listing does not show the user name, instead, it
> show the UID number.
> 
> The default user to run the D-Bus daemon is named "messagebus". This
> name exceeds 8 characters, therefore a ps listing of processes shows
> the daemon owned by a numerical representation of the username (UID)
> instead of the username.
> 
> I don't like this.

Me neither, but that's the beauty of open source.  Now how difficult is
it to make ps work correctly?  ;-)  I'm only half joking, but as already
suggested by Jeremy, not using the default username sounds like a
sensible way to handle it.

-- DJ Lucas



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