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In case you aren't familiar with FEATURES=userpriv, here's the
description from the make.conf(5) man page:
Allow portage to drop root privileges and compile packages as
portage:portage without a sandbox (unless usersandbox is also used).
The rationale for having the separate "usersandbox" setting, to enable
use of sys-apps/sandbox, is that people who enable userpriv sometimes
prefer to have sandbox disabled in order to slightly improve
performance. However, I would recommend to enable usersandbox by
default, for the purpose of logging sandbox violations.
Note that ebuilds can set RESTRICT="userpriv" if they require superuser
privileges during any of the src_* phases that userpriv affects.
I've been using FEATURES="userpriv usersandbox" for years, and I don't
remember experiencing any problems because of it, so I think that it
would be reasonable to have it enabled by default. Objections?