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Old 04-04-2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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Changing owner of a process


Hi There

Somebody restarted a processes as root user, which has now meant that process is run by root, is there away to change this back?

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[casupport@wycvlapph048 ~]$ ps -efl | grep Introscope_Enterprise_Manager.lax

4 S root     10541     1 16  80   0 - 2844020 futex_ Feb06 ?      9-03:07:34 ./jre/bin/java -Xms6144m -Xmx6144m -Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Dmail.mime.charset=UTF-8 -Dorg.owasp.esapi.resources=./config/esapi -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC -Xss512k com.zerog.lax.LAX /opt/ca/APM_971/APM_Software/bin/../Introscope_Enterprise_Manager.lax /tmp/env.properties.10541
Is there anyway to change this process back to the user it was before?

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Old 04-04-2017, 09:00 AM   #2
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The best way would be to stop the process then restart it as the desired user.

I don't know of a way of changing the owner of a running process while it is running and it doesn't sound like a good idea because root would own various things that any other owner wouldn't have access to.
 
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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Hi MensaWater

Thanks for the quick reply, that sounds pretty straight forward, silly me!

Will give it a try

Thanks again
 
  


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