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From: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>
Subject: [PATCH] Teach INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID and INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID that -1 means "current user".
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 16:14:24 -0500
Message-ID: <2df3a9fb-4378-fa16-679d-99e788926c05@landley.net> (raw)

From: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>

Teach INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID and INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID that -1 means "current user".

Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
---

 scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh |    2 ++
 usr/Kconfig                   |   12 ++++--------
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh b/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh
index 17fa901..7666fa1 100755
--- a/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh
+++ b/scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh
@@ -268,10 +268,12 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
 	case "$arg" in
 		"-u")	# map $1 to uid=0 (root)
 			root_uid="$1"
+			[ "$root_uid" = "-1" ] && root_uid=$(id -u || echo 0)
 			shift
 			;;
 		"-g")	# map $1 to gid=0 (root)
 			root_gid="$1"
+			[ "$root_gid" = "-1" ] && root_gid=$(id -g || echo 0)
 			shift
 			;;
 		"-d")	# display default initramfs list
diff --git a/usr/Kconfig b/usr/Kconfig
index 572dcf7..3b6ff16 100644
--- a/usr/Kconfig
+++ b/usr/Kconfig
@@ -26,10 +26,8 @@ config INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID
 	depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE!=""
 	default "0"
 	help
-	  This setting is only meaningful if the INITRAMFS_SOURCE is
-	  contains a directory.  Setting this user ID (UID) to something
-	  other than "0" will cause all files owned by that UID to be
-	  owned by user root in the initial ramdisk image.
+	  If INITRAMFS_SOURCE points to a directory, files owned by this UID
+	  (-1 = current user) will be owned by root in the resulting image.
 
 	  If you are not sure, leave it set to "0".
 
@@ -38,10 +36,8 @@ config INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID
 	depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE!=""
 	default "0"
 	help
-	  This setting is only meaningful if the INITRAMFS_SOURCE is
-	  contains a directory.  Setting this group ID (GID) to something
-	  other than "0" will cause all files owned by that GID to be
-	  owned by group root in the initial ramdisk image.
+	  If INITRAMFS_SOURCE points to a directory, files owned by this GID
+	  (-1 = current group) will be owned by root in the resulting image.
 
 	  If you are not sure, leave it set to "0".
 

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