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Can the default permissions and ownership of /sys/class/gpio/ files be set, e.g. by configuring udev? The point would be to have a real gid for processes that can access GPIO pins on a board.

Most "solutions" include suid wrappers, scripts with chown and trusted middleman binaries. Web searches turn up failed attempts to write udev rules.

(related: Q1)

(resources: avrfreaks, linux, udev)

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The GPIO interface seems to be built for system (uid root) use only and doesn't have the features a /dev interface would for user processes. This includes creation permissions.

In order to allow user processes (including daemons and other system services) access, the permissions need to be granted by a root process at some point. It could be an init script, a middleman, or a manual (sudo) command.

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