This is really poor manners.
I'm not sure if there's a reason for it other than this has not been looked at but please consider:
- not allowing maxscale to run as the root user
- if running as the root user, dropping privileges to a different user (maxscale?) that's configured for example in MaxScale.cnf
- this should pretty much match the behaviour of MySQL or MariaDB, and it prevents possible exploits should something break in the code.
[note: you need a component: Generic and a Versions: All versions]