Unable to run MySQL as root user
The Klocwork Database Server will not start if you attempt to start it as the root user. You will see the following error:
- [ERROR] Fatal error: Please read "Security" section of the manual to find out how to run mysqld as root!
in the <projects root>/logs/database.log file.
Running mysqld as the root user poses a security risk. Any user with the MySQL FILE privilege could create files as root through the MySQL server. For example, a user with the FILE privilege could create a file ~root/.bashrc containing entries that could be used to do almost anything to the system. mysqld does have an option --user=root, but the Klocwork Database Server does not support use of this option.
See the following article for details: