On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 11:11:03AM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > -- >8 --
> > Subject: [PATCH] daemon: set HOME when we switch to --user
> Thanks for taking care of it. For what it's worth,
> Acked-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
> I'm not sure whether to keep 96b9e0e (config: treat user and xdg
> config permission problem as errors) in the long run, BTW. There have
> been multiple reports about dropping privileges and not being able to
> access the old HOME, and I'm not convinced any more that the
> predictability is worth the breakage for such people. Though checking
> if $HOME is inaccessible and treating that case specially would be
> even worse...
> Insights welcome.
I could go either way. I think 96b9e0e is the right thing to do
conceptually, but I kind of doubt it was affecting all that many people.
And though it's _possible_ for it to be a security problem, I find it
much more likely that the site admin tries to set some config, gets
annoyed when it doesn't work, and debugs it. So from a practical
perspective, 96b9e0e may be doing more harm than good, even though it's
the right thing.
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