Using Lubuntu and its Task Manager (LXTask) I noticed that some instances of Chromium are running as user root. I was kinda shocked because I am always reading only system relevant software should run with root privileges.
I have been googling like crazy about this but found nothing.Only some older stuff about people who wanted to run Chromium/Chrome as root !?
So I'm thinking this is the way it is supposed to be ? But why ? Firefox is running only one instance as the user who invoked it. (I get the reason for Chrome's multiple processes. I've read it on their site.)
Can anybody clear this up for me, it really bugs me and prevents me from using Chromium ? I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance.
This is the output of ps -ef | grep -i chromium :
myname@xyxyxy:~$ ps -ef | grep -i chromium myname 1785 1 0 23:03 ? 00:00:02 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser myname 1788 1785 0 23:03 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser myname 1790 1 0 23:03 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --type=zygote myname 1813 1790 0 23:03 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --type=renderer
Well,no root processes. I am more confused.
Here is a link to the LXTask screenshot LXTask Sorry for the smudge. I am a little paranoid, hence the fuzz :)
So, is it just LXTask showing the wrong thing ?
Sorry for the long stayaway but I had to sleep.Thank you fossfreedom for clearing this up. I am much calmer now. The 'ps -ef | grep ' did exactly what you said.I will try to report it as a bug. Thanks also @Lekensteyn. Oh, and also @CYREX for embedding the pic.