Subject: Re: nsswitch implementation questions...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/22/1996 09:36:25
On Jan 21,  7:41am, "Daniel G. Pouzzner" wrote:
> I've been resisting the temptation to enter this debate for long
> enough.
> If you're going to rework the general method by which libc gets
> information from config files in /etc, then a clean fast strategy
> presents itself:
> The config files, or a parsed or hashed version of them, should reside
> in shared memory, and spin locks should be used to enforce consistency
> during updates.
> Shared memory is not a "required" part of netbsd now as far as i know.
> This is a small obstacle compared to the trouble of actually
> implementing this.
> Notice that, since libc is already shared and dynamically linked,
> putting the libc config info in shared memory is architecturally
> consistent.

A small assumption that all ports do have shared libraries :-)  But I
do like the concept of the idea...

Simon Burge
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