to be able to run Input App (Android), we have to avoid calls to setuid. Otherwise the application coredumps on this call during runtime.
Thanks,... normally user does not run application as root on android, so I cannot test that. As for your other question I do not know, ...
Now when the patch is accepted, is there anything else from my side to do, or it will land up in release automatically?
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Before we land this though, can you try to maybe change it to if ((geteuid() == 0) && drop_root) and see if that fixes the issue as well?
I know android phones can be "rooted", I have not the faintest clue if that means you can actually run +s binaries as root. If you can, then I think getuid() would be more generally correct than disabling the drop entirely for Android. That said, if you tell me that no one will ever do this I will accept that answer too seeing as I have no knowledge on what exactly people do with rooted phones.
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it looks like if ((geteuid() == 0) && drop_root) works as well
I am not that expert in android dev, so I do not know answer to that root on android question...