Zachary Loafman zml at
Thu May 28 00:14:14 UTC 2009

arch@ -

Isilon has need of per-thread impersonation. We're looking at
implementing something like the pthread_setugid_np mechanism found on
OS X, loosely documented in the code:
(see settid and setgroups1)

and some here:

Does anyone have strong objections to Apple's APIs here? There's
obviously no portable itnerface to handle it, and it seems a little
saner to just adopt someone else's API/semantics rather than reinvent.

Zach Loafman | Staff Engineer | Isilon Systems

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