Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb - 29,000 users in 7 Seconds.
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/10/2001 09:35:14
On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 09:58:44AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> The real world doesn't work that way.  For the general purpose system
> both /etc/passwd and /etc/master.passwd must also be kept up-to-date for
> non-DB-capable programs which access their contents (awk, cut, sed, etc.).

Wasn't the point that the password field in /etc/passwd doesn't get updated,
so why rebuild the entire file when the password field changes in the shadow
Or did I miss something in this thread?