Markus Armbruster writes ("Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 08/12] os-posix: Provide new -runas <uid>:<gid> facility"): > Ian Jackson <ian.jack...@citrix.com> writes: > > That would defer the getpwnam from argument parsing to os_setup_post. > > I think that's undesriable. > > No argument. But why can't os_parse_cmd_args() call getpwnam() as it > does now, then store user_pwd->pw_uid, ->pw_gid and ->pw_name instead of > user_pwd? Store a null name when it parses the argument as UID:GID.
Oh, I see. It seems less obvious to me than what I have done, but I can do it like that if you like. Ian.