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Bug #77016 Pool fails if user login name changes
Submitted: 2018-10-15 17:29 UTC Modified: 2018-11-18 22:42 UTC
From: hello at digitalnature dot eu Assigned: bukka (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: FPM related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Ubuntu 18 (server)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-10-15 17:29 UTC] hello at digitalnature dot eu
My setup:

PHP 5.6 and 7.2
Ubuntu Server 18.04.1
Nginx 1.14

When I create a new user, and set up the necessary .conf files, everything works fine.

But if I want to change the user login name (with usermod --login ...), I get an error telling me that the user is used by another process. Obviously php-fpm.

Makes sense. But if I stop the php-fpm services, then rename the user login name, then restart the services, then php-fpm gives me an error telling me that it cannot get the gid for the new user login.

ERROR: [pool sample6] cannot get uid for user 'sample6'

So basically I have no way of renaming the user login without breaking PHP.

Is there a workaround around this?

Is php-fpm storing guid somewhere? Why php-fpm cannot get the guid of an existing user at runtime instead? 


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 [2018-10-15 17:33 UTC] hello at digitalnature dot eu
I should mention that after the rename, I'm updating all the .conf files to reflect the change (they are generated automatically by my app).
 [2018-10-28 18:07 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: bukka
 [2018-10-28 18:07 UTC]
This error means that FPM cannot get user when calling getpwnam:

It's uid not gid btw. I guess the user is not found in the password database if you do login. Are you sure that the user in the conf is correct and it's present in /etc/passwd?
 [2018-11-18 22:42 UTC]
-Status: Feedback +Status: No Feedback
 [2018-11-18 22:42 UTC]
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