Subject: crcmp(), once again
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/17/2005 22:20:21
I just looked at the kernel source, and the crcmp() function has not yet 
disappeared, although I think it should. These are the reasons:

   - It is unclear why it is necessary at all.

   - It is only used in one place:

   - It is the only reason for sorting group lists
     when they enter the kernel via setgroups(),
     which itself is considered unwanted.

   - Removing it would make grsortu() superfluous.

   - It has a big FIXME comment.

If any of these statements are wrong, please correct me.

If anyone can tell me why this function is necessary, even better. 
Please do so.