Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: Dave McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/1997 14:35:16
forget what i just said about an alarm. i'm getting sucked into that
"let's make the existing mechanism that's broken more complicated to
get around stupid users/silly attacks" syndrome.
perhaps just change chfn to acquire the lock after it knows it has
stuff to change?
acquiring the lock beforehand is "bad" in this instance.
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