Subject: Re: changing resolv.conf ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Assar Westerlund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/27/2001 04:13:14
> stat(2) won't try to access buffer cache...
No, but stating a cached vnode will not go out to disk.
> anyway, i also fear there
> are applications that relies upon non-re-read of /etc/resolv.conf.
> i do this in operations - like, i want certain daemons to use
> nameserver A, while others to use nameserver B. I change
> /etc/resolv.conf before invoking A, and after invoking A.
I don't think this behaviour was ever guaranteed and hence it's not
something that we need to keep. Shouldn't your scenario be better
handled with chroot or setting an environment variable?