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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r708935 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: CHANGES modules/system/ modules/system/mod_unixd.c server/mpm/simple/simple_run.c
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:18:30 GMT
Ruediger Pluem wrote:
> On 10/29/2008 05:41 PM, wrote:
>> Author: niq
>> Date: Wed Oct 29 09:41:10 2008
>> New Revision: 708935
>> URL:
>> Log:
>> Introduce modules/system, and mod_unixd.c
>> mod_unixd.c is only os/unix/unixd.c, turned into a module.
>> (or more accurately, an ugly hack).  Work in progress, and the
>> old unixd will have to go once the module build stuff is in place.
> Just a remark. In all current MPM's ap_run_child_init runs with the root
> privileges already dropped. In the simple MPM this is now different in
> general (we are running with root priviledges here). But as mod_unixd
> registers an APR_HOOK_FIRST hook this will not make a difference for
> most modules as their child_init hooks are still run with the
> privileges already dropped.
> As said just a remark and no comment as I haven't made up my mind
> so far if this is good or bad.

Yup, I want to make a new hook, 'drop_privileges', and move most of 
mod_unixd to using it -- and then restore the existing behavior to 


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