Subject: Re: nsswitch.conf and irs.conf
To: Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/2003 03:34:36
On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 12:53:29PM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
| >>>>> On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 10:59:04 +0900, email@example.com said:
| > now you are talking about nsswitch.conf and irs.conf, not thread-
| > safeness of nsswitch() and irs-related functions. don't mix the topic
| > up.
| I think I don't mix the topic up.
| The nsswitch framework can be thread safe, too.
| Look at the implementation of Solaris and Linux.
| Those are both thread safe.
| The thread safeness is a just man power issue.
Yes, making nsswitch's dispatch routines thread safe (and also
supporting dynamically linked back-ends) has been a goal of mine for
a while. Of course, it's much easier to do this now we have threads
in the base system (and dynamically linked world for the second goal).