I wonder whether "sudo" could solve your problem.


>>> Thomas Weichert <tho...@weichert-web.de> schrieb am 10.11.2011 um 09:33 in
> I can do anything like root does including writing to /etc/iscsi and /
> var/lib/iscsi. For files in /sys/block/sdX/device/queue_depth it was
> not successful (E667: Fsync failed), but this also happens when I try
> the same as real user root and seems not to be a permissen issue.
> As far as I know, all users that have uid=0, are root users, however
> this might not be forseen in Linux, since the actual logged in user
> (`whoami`) is not stable across different logins. E.g. I log in on one
> console as "root" and whoami returns "root". Do I log in on another
> console with "lroot", _both_ outputs of whoami return "lroot". What I
> also saw is, that sometime I login as "lroot" (after reboot) and
> whoami returns "root" and vice versa. The latter effect seems to be
> associated with the order of entries in /etc/passwd, however it does
> not solve the multiple login issue.
> I guess it would be enough just to check if the user that calls
> iscsiadm has uid=0 and not the name "root", because if uid=0 the user
> is definitively a root user with sufficient privileges.
> Kind regards
> Thomas


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