Subject: Re: pwdb busy
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/24/1997 13:42:21
>>>>> "JM" == Jukka Marin <> writes:

JM> On Tue, Jun 24, 1997 at 02:35:16PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
>> perhaps just change chfn to acquire the lock after it knows it has
>> stuff to change?

JM> Sounds pretty good to me, unless there are some complications I
JM> can't see right now.

1) User runs chfn.

2) Sysadmin edits user's passwd info.

3) User finishes editing his info, and hits :wq.

4) Now what?  I guess chfn should take out a lock, and then verify
that its idea of the previous values matches what's currently in
passwd; otherwise, it errors out.  But this could cause some confusion
on the part of the user...


Chris Jones                          
           Mad scientist in training...
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"