Progress with SCM Mounts
By mkupfer on Sep 25, 2009
I've been busy implementing a workaround to the
sshd privileges issue that I mentioned a couple
months ago. Unfortunately, this has meant some delays in my
OSCON trip report, but I hope to post the next installment of that
sometime in the next week.
Besides implementing the actual workaround, I've been beefing up the scripts that we use for setting up a test environment. Even though we have a backup production system that I could use for testing, it's safer to test a change of this size on a separate system. I sleep a lot better knowing that if I break something during development, I definitely won't inconvenience users.
I've also been learning about the privilege-management
facilities that are available in
(Open)Solaris. We had some problems finding a concise but
sufficiently detailed writeup
of how the mount/unmount privileges work. While the
information is present in the
umount(2) man page, a much
clearer explanation is given in the output from "