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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3222) fsck should require superuser privilege
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2008 04:56:04 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HADOOP-3222:
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I agree that it makes sense to make fsck do permission checking for the nodes that it traverses.
If a user does a fsck on files/directories that he/she has access to (using permissions) then
that invocation of fsck should be allowed. 

Since "/" is usually owned by super-user, only super-user should be allowed to run fsck on
"/".

> fsck should require superuser privilege
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3222
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3222
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>
> Currently, any user can run fsck.  It should require superuser privilege.

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