[Vm-dev] Pi vm builds need a priority checker applet

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Thu Aug 18 00:43:04 UTC 2016

> On 17-08-2016, at 4:42 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> It would be good if we could figure out the reason that you need to use
> sudo when running with xrdp. Running Squeak with root privileges is a
> Very Bad Idea, and we certainly should not be encouraging kids to do that.
> Hopefully there is a way to convince xrdp to behave properly without the sudo.

I wish - and if anyone can work out wtf is happening a lot of other people will likely be happy too. It’s not a new thing so far as I can see.

> Unfortunately I don't have a Pi readily at hand to help right now. Can you
> say anything about what error messages or symptoms that you see when you
> run under xrdp without the "sudo -E"? Is it related to the privileges for
> the heartbeat thread priority?

It appears to be the heartbeat stuff. Something in the various bits of code that are used by xrdp gets upset by it even though the basic system is fine with it.
There’s a fairly long explanation I put up on stackoverflow to see if the unix gurus there might know, but so far there hasn’t even been an attempt at an answer.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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